I think aliasing is by definition horrible without the adjective.
I am writing some generator modules now and it takes an advanced knowledge of DSP (and a huge amount of work) to prevent oscillators from aliasing, which I regard as a primal sin. And indeed, as per the OP, I suspect many people do not have trained ears that can hear this junk for what it is and think it's some fat, desirable analog sound.
An example from the outside world is Bazille from u-he which I love in concept, but it has never been updated and aliases so badly all over the place that to me it is unusable as a synth. I think it was just an initial experiment.
Hoping you can fix it.