Like anything, there are pros and cons to virtual therapy but for therapists to reject it as inevitable is probably a step toward obsolescence. I think the point of reaching clients where they are is a good one in supporting the notion of virtual therapy. The reality is, not everyone has the luxury of time/money/transportation/access to good therapists that allows them to walk through the door of a reputable practice. Increasing access through virtual means can serve some people very well, and I personally have skyped with my own therapists in the past when bad weather or other circumstances prevented me from attending a session in their office.
However, there is so much to be gained from physical human interaction, and so much subtlety lost in virtual interaction. I think of a person, being hugely vulnerable, sharing their darkest moments and deepest pain, all while sitting in a room by themselves, staring at a person on a screen, who for all they know could be having a side conversation with another person or petting their dog underneath the table.
Further, the comment that clients might be more comfortable seeking out virtual therapy rather than face-to-face therapy seems to me to be precisely a reason to get them through the door. While we want to be sensitive to client's comfort levels as we build a therapeutic relationship, we also must be able to challenge their comfort levels where it is therapeutic. Certainly confronting the discomfort of being vulnerable in the physical space of another human being who can provide a judgmental, empathic response is something to strive for.
Ultimately, though it may be off to a rocky, unregulated start, I think virtual therapy is here to stay. I hope it can be embraced by the mental health field in a way that allows for it to grow in a positive direction rather than be a second rate choice for people in need of help.