This is becoming a long standing argument between designers at my studio, I just wanted to see what you all thought.
I relise that we are talking about tools, and that it is all about what you do with them, however has the 3d thing become played up. I am a 3d animator in addition to being a flash fanatic, so I am a bit biased.
personally I think it looks great. I mean considering we are on 2d media, being able to give the illusion of space and depth is cool. It takes a good artist to get a convincing look. Those ugly flat, 2d, html sites are dead.
evil8mm - I like it as well. I'm always mesmerized by 3d sites, simply because of the depth in detail.
Developing 3d sites are more challenging as well. I'm not certain that the average end-user realizes this, and that's unfortunate. By incorporating a 3d look and feel, you may just be impressing your peers. Just a thought.