I must confess, when I found the source image for this in my library, I thought. "Huh. I took that?" I really liked the clarity of the original at the top.. My usual modus operandi is that if I like the original image, I'll like the processed, HDR-y one better. So the result of that is here. We loose some clarity by bringing those colors and highlights in. Loose some sharpness by de-noising to account for the above..
Aside from this example -- do you find yourself to be more of a photography purist, straight-out-the-camera person or a "get it in post" person? Obviously, I like post processed images. It reflects my world view, in that see things.. differently than most. Look, you won't hurt my feelings and I'm certainly not trying to start a HDR vs nonHDR debate. Internet debates are stupid. :)
There is no right or wrong in matters of what you like. I'm just curious about you -- your taste, your typical modus operandi..