Which is why I said "to me". The whole reason I got a decent dSLR in the first place is to learn how to actually do photography. If I wanted the camera to do everything for me, I could have just gotten a point and shoot or even stuck with my smart phone. By using HDR in challenging lighting conditions, I am not learning anything.
I was really thinking along the lines of doing the HDR in post-processing of multiple images, not letting the camera do the heavy lifting. I wasn't implying camera automation of the process.