Agreed, but you can get that same look by blending multiple exposures. That's what happened in my image in post #8; I blended several exposures to try to insure that both the outdoors and the indoors were both visible.There is an issue here. The HDR look is what some processing programs look like when they make HDR make-believe. That is not HDR as we all know.
HDR (High Dynamic Range) is when you combine several images shot ad different apertures to expose for dark and light. That is not the same as fake-HDR on one image only done with software, which gives you the look you get in the car images.
I am not saying it looks bad in cars or anything of the sort, just that what these programs called HDR isn't.