I think car camping shouldn't be looked down on. It's a great way to spend time outside and away from screens without having to commit to long hikes and uncertainty. When it comes to kids, elders, people with disabilities, etc. car camping can be a way to get exposure without putting people in danger. For even the hardcore campers, car camping can be a good way to explore a wide range of terrain without wasting time "hiking between destinations". This is absolutely true for road trips. I find that you can also hone skills by car camping that you can't by backpacking. Everyone loves the camp chef, the people who can start fires without thinking twice, people who can tell great stories and entertain others. Car camping lets you hone skills you otherwise wouldn't focus on during backpacking. Also those who want to use their time for things other than hiking, like photography, astronomy, and other fun things.