As always, I do have some strong opinions. But the difference between me and most here is that I admit right up front that I'm not an artist. Nor do I attempt to play one on TV. Nor online. So any opinions on this topic I might voice are doomed to be classified as either ignorant at best, or stupid at worst, by those who are true artists (very few) or fancy themselves as such (too many to count?).
I'm just a lowly software engineer who paused for a moment while debugging a memory leak to read Eric's thread.
Best to just bookmark this one and enjoy the ride...