I am considering joining the HDR revolution. I down-loaded Photomatix and have been playing around with it. I haven't paid for my license yet so if you look really closely you can see the watermark for the application (placed on tone-mapped photos). I really like the effect. The question is do I like it enough to pay for it?
The following shot is the same photo using photo compression. For some reason they don't watermark these. Go figure. I like both shots, but I really like the surreal effect of the first shot.