seems a lot of effort for the benefit you can have with a polarizer filter. sorry if I was rude,it's just my opinion.
So if black and white were used more often, it would make those photos less good? Since when did frequency have ANY effect on the quality of a particular work of art.
HDR has become a very commercial tool for photography & 95% of it really doesn't have it's place. I saw some absolutely amazing architecture,scenary,citiyscape & journalism-documentary photography with this tehnique,so I really can apreciate it.
And about black & white...well,I spend days creating a b&w tehnique of my own & still I'm working on it. A lot of lousy photographers convert photos into b&w without adjusting anything at all. This goes for a lot of people that use HDR & their photos end up looking like bad cartoons.