I've just been submitting an article to a few article directories. And as I do from time to time I started to read one of the articles.
It had very obviously been written by one of these article generators. And it really wound me up.
For two reasons...
1) That the author would try and get away with massaging a previous article in such a poor way
2) They're think it doesn't matter what they say because all they're after are links to their web site(s)
Apart from putting me off it's quite likely to alienate their potential market. After all who wants to check out a web site that just doesn't read right?