Agreed, And it seems like it would be the combination of the two that would make the best sense... Why shoot something as HDR, if there is no composition? Why shoot any photo with no composition?I don't understand why people take HDR photos just for the sake of it being "HDR". Good composition leads to a more striking image than having bad composition and high dynamic range.
I agree, whole-heartedly. It is a great tool to expand tonal range if used "tastefully"!