Wow, just wow... Seeing this site reminds me why I am so happy to have a talented cover artist!!! This was always my fear, and unfortunately I have a friend who has a cover I can see ending up here. Which is sad, but as you said, just because you can, doesn't mean you should!! A cover should grab an audience, not scare them away!!
Precisely. The problem I see in indie publishing is that most authors don’t submit their work to knowledgable outside eyes before they publish it in front of the world. (This applies to the content as well as the cover.)