The first ERCs were good and well thought out. I spent three months generating consensus for ERC-721. ERC-20 is clearly used everywhere. Next month a Michelangelo sculpture will sell with 721, CryptoKitties just raised another $12M. There are 3 new 721 applications launching on Rarebits each day (source Dallas Explore 721 meeting).
Now ERCs are getting merged as draft (same level as 721) constantly with minimal review.
Also, EIPs with zero use cases or motivation are being accepted “just because I can” like this one:
The current EIP-1 process “If the EIP collaborators approve … the EIP editor will … merge your pull request” is being skirted or ignored altogether.
I will note that the Immutability Enforcement Proposal was not merged even though it is technically just as valid as the other proposals and has more community support: https://github.com/ethereum/EIPs/pull/894
I believe if this trend continues then the relevance of EIP/ERC as a whole will be tested. And it will become vulnerable to a fork.