We are talking about the the "resort fee" on NCLA ships which will soon be on the other ships. The automatic tipping service fee is an entirely different matter. Whether or not this will be eliminated I don't know. The "resort fee" is what the seminar I went to was about and that is not divided as tips for crew.
I think this subject has been beaten to death. If you are going on a cruise with a fee of any type, ask at the reception desk whether or not this is divided as tips for the staff. If it is given to the staff, you can decide whether or not to tip; if it's not, please tip wherever you get good service.