This isn't directed at anyone in particular but an overall observation.I used to see shots with the big stopper and think wow these are great but now every time I see one the feeling is far from exciting. Everyone is doing it,it became like this cheesy HDR photography. Worst part about the big stopper craze the images just are not all that. Per every 1-2 great images that are show stoppers you got 10 that are like whatever or just suck.
"Everyone is doing it" I think you will find there are a lot of people doing every style of photography not just long exposures. Don't like it, don't look at a long exposure thread. Simple.