I think your title is a bit off, I feel that the situation is just the opposite.
There are and have been aspiring film makers out there, which is why we had 8mm, 16mm, super 8, betacorders, vhs camcorders, super vhs, 8mm video tape, and a lot more.
Canon is merely trying to make a profit by providing a product that aspiring film makers want, and not trying to make anyone into a film maker.
I've made super 8 films, Betacorder films, VHS, VHS C, Super VHS, 8mm, and more before DSLR's included video. I've never been particularly good at it, but have made, edited, and distributed videos.
I no longer do that, but I admire those who are creative and want to produce a creative work. The tools to do that totally eclipse what I had to start with which was just a film splicer, then a video tape editor which was a glorified film splicer, and finally digital video with its amazing range of editing possibilities.
More tools are better. The only thing that the tools have not yet managed to do is to reduce the time it takes to watch a video, 15 minutes of wobbly hand held video with zooming all over the place and unnecessary footage is just as awful as it ever was. Fortunately, quality is vastly improving and that's good.