No reason to be sorry, the point was to play with it, and many others have said they loved it.
Actually had many request for a printable versions of the pics, which is a new.
thanks for your opinion though.
Here is one "done right", which you may appreciate.
Yes, but what's the point of creating unrealistic photos? That's my opinion on it, like you said, probably other people will like, I agree with chase on this one. The second stop sign looks a lot better HDR wise, composition wise, it's lacking, you need to stop putting your subjects dead center, see how the pole of the stop sign loses "perspective" in regards with the fence? Play around a bit consider the 10 seconds rule ( Before pressing the shutter, takes 10 seconds to compose: http://lightism.co.uk/10secondrule/