In fact, they do make some good images (and also make a very very good living at it...).

I know (though I don't even work in photography) I always thought that photo retouching was a very expensive thing to have done and that it was the photographer's job to make the image the best it can be as to minimize the expenses involved in "photoshopping" an image.

But I feel things are now swinging the other way around in the fashion industry and many would rather spends tons of money doctoring an image like it gave them some bragging rights

I know there must be something I'm not getting...