[font color=\'#000000\']My two cents:
There is certainly a time and place for "pretty" shots. If that's what people are posting in droves, then a significant fraction of those people are probably doing it because that's what's meaningful to themselves in some way. Just because they aren't particularly meaningful to MJ doesn't mean they aren't meaningful to the photographer.
In my case, most of my photos are taken while on vacation in interesting places. The major purpose of my photography is to hang it on the wall to remind myself what the places I've been to looked like, and, more importantly, how it felt to be there (a more difficult thing to capture, but I try). Some of the places I've gone are most remarkable for their prettiness, so, in those cases, what I've tried to capture is, well, their prettiness! What else is there? Anything else wouldn't make sense (in those particular places), given my goal. MJ would probably not enjoy looking at my photography after looking at three thousand other people's similar photographs, but does that mean we should all just stop toting cameras on vacation to avoid overloading his poor brain? My photos are more meaningful to me than other people's are because I was the one *there*, and that's what it looked like (and felt like) to me at that time. Multiply that by a lot of people having similar experiences in "pretty" places (which after all are far more popular as vacation spots in general than non-pretty places), and then they post their photos to some web site just because it's there and why not, and what you get is what we have and what MJ is complaining about. If you get bored by other people's scenics, don't look at them. It seems presumptuous to complain about what they're doing just because it isn't meaningful to *you*, but that doesn't mean it wasn't meaningful to the photographer.
Sorry, end of rambling rant...
P.S. No, I don't post photos to those sort of web sites.[/font]