From how I see it, most hunters have antler illness because that is what game regulations, hunting focused propaganda and our fellow hunters encourage. I have never read a magazine article, seen a hunting video or talked with a hunter (save those older ones who really are just meat hunters) that there was not a comment about getting a huge racked buck. Even quality deer management and antler point restrictions feed into the promotion, cultivation and spread of antler illness though I know in their theoretical underpinnings that is not their intention, though that is the effective result.
The truth is, even if we want to fight antler illness, we honestly don't want to watch hunting videos of doe hunts. We don't want to brag about killing a doe. We don't want to talk about seeing does like we do about seeing a huge racked buck.
That being said, I don't see the condition of antler illness improving or going away. I believe it will continue to worsen because of the pressure to put a big rack on the wall so we can brag about it to others.