Aliasing is a very useful tool for sound design.
I’d love to be able to adjust the sample rate of a sample to any value like you could do on many hardware samplers and not just 44.1k, 32k, 22.05k …
Sometimes 28643Hz is just right to get rid of nasty top end and replace it with some tasty aliasing
Sample rate reduction vsts are not really a substitute, as they cannot account for the change in sound when samples are pitched.
Choosing the anti-aliasing filter characteristics before conversion would be the cherry on top, but not that important.