I believe just about everyone that discovers HDR tends to over do it at first. It's the wonderment of the colors and entirely different look. With time, we all calm down and begin to use HDR more judicially. As you said, it's just a tool, and the user has the freedom to use it to their personal tastes.I know HDR is sometimes like a curse word, but I always feel that if used simply to increase dynamic range, it's just another tool at the photographers disposal. These are actually really nice Ted.