This may not be PC in a photographic sense, but it seems to me that this technique is overdone. I hardly ever see a photograph of moving water, be it river or seashore, without the slow shutter blur effect. Am I the only one who still likes to see water as it looks to my eye in real life? I like to see the droplets and splashes frozen in time, and nobody ever seems to do that any more.
Anyway, just a rant because I'm sitting here bored.