I do know it takes for-fucking-ever to make a legit drum track out of programmed samples and shit. I know it does, and I certainly don't blame anyone for avoiding it if they don't understand what they're doing anyway. But I've also seen and heard first-hand people really sit down and take the time to understand drums, drumming, and get it right, and their efforts have paid huge dividends.
Not quite forever....but it does take some time and work.
Back in the early MIDI/drum sample days...oh my god...it was absolute torture. The apps were crude, the samples sucked..and even after spending a lot of time and effort, it still sounded like Tonka Toy Drums.
The tools today absolutely kick ass, but it still takes some time and effort.
Sure, you can assemble a basic drum track in like 10 minutes if you just use some canned grooves and link them up...which is what I think a lot of guys do, and while that may sound better than the Tonka Toy Drums... it will still not be very believable as a drum track. Unfortunately too many people settle on that and move on.
When you start to consider the drum track in terms of arrangement...like what the drums will play during the intro, the first verse, the second verse, the chorus, the lead break, the bridge, then coming back to another verse or two, and another chorus, and then the outro and finish...then you realize it's going to take some time to consider all that and sequence all that...not to mention that you also want to make the grooves with feel and nuance for them to be completely believable.
Mmmm...yeah, there's some work involved.
If you keep at it though, it gets easier as you learn what to listen and look for, and each new drum track will be that much better.