I see the new globe thing being the HDR thing. Those pics are so dope!....even though I only see it appeal to certain types of people.
Yeah when HDR hit the graphics "scene" it was equivalent to Soulja Boy puttin out a hit record. It was mildly amusing at first but it QUICKLY became horrid. I can tell that doing Filter > Polarized Chords is gunna ruin "globe" pics. Its so cheap. If you want authentic Globes you have to take pics in a Mercator projection style and then use a PTGui sticher and then use Flexify II