If you look at photo critique forums you’ll find that overly Photoshopped photos are becoming more and more popular. If you have been to those forums you will probably familiar with Andrzej Dragan’s work.
I don’t know what that tells us about what kind of taste people have, given that these images very often are the photographic equivalent of Hallmark figurines. I’m also not sure everybody has to look as if he or she came right out of a “Lord of the Rings” movie.
Disclaimer for people who like to simply arguments for the sake of sending angry email: Don’t get me wrong, there really is nothing wrong with using Photoshop to fix up photos. But too much is too much.