I guess that about explains it. I'm not a big fan of the new layouts I have been seeing in the layout galleries. I guess I don't like the wasted spaces in layouts, perhaps because I love doing paper layouts and know that look doesn't transfer well, and the missing journaling bugs me. I think of it as an undated photo, and that really bugs me.
We all have our favorites, and those aren't mine. There is such a wide variety of taste and style out there... why do magazines and websites keep glorifying the same, and more of the same. If one is good, then are a million even better? I doubt it. There is no way you can cater to every scrapbooking taste but why would you cater to only one.