Actually I think the tilted horizon 'thing' is a cliché that shows either a laziness or a complete lack of creativity. Good shots *can* have a bit of it...but a lot of shooters somehow think that alone bestows worth on an image.I've gotten comfortable with the idea that a lot of people can't dig the tilt or the clipped figure. It's their own limited bag.
Wake up call: no, it don't. It's technique, not substance.