A few points. First, remember, it is not Hingis or even Hingis fans making these comments, they are coming from the media.
And the media tends to be very trendy. Reporters jump on the bandwagon all the time for one reason or another.
I think there are obviously some problems with the power game, though, and one result of it has been the massive number of injuries that have plagued the sport in recent years. Indeed, our latest slam singles champion may be the first in history to have had three of her seven opponents retire during their matches.
Another issue is that Hingis' brand of tennis appears to require more skill, because of the massive numbers of unforced errors connected to power tennis, with as many as 20 UE's per set being common for some players.
Finally, there is pure excitement factor, which is certainly open to dispute. I will agree that sometimes hitting a cold winner on the second or third stroke looks impressive, just as smashing an ace on the serve looks impressive.
But it has always struck me that what gets tennis fans out of their seats and on their feet cheering are the complicated points when both players are scurrying all over the court, running side to side or baseline to net or both, all in one point.
This may be a generational thing and there are those who say the new generation has a much shorter attention span and prefers short points, because they always want to move on to the next thrill.
Hingis is sort of a throw back to an early time and what is interesting is whether or not many others can play her way, or does it take a player with Martina Hingis' talent to get by in the era of power tennis? We'll have to see.