i am? while i don't doubt doubt there are people out there that like "exposed concrete" for their own valid reasons, I also don't doubt for a second that the vast majority of people who see it on sales brochures and hear it from their agent assume it's a good thing simply because it was marketed as so. making them sheep... and hence my post.
I'm one of those people who likes exposed concrete (and owns a place where it's part of the look), but you do make a good point. It's been marketed to death, and the misuse of the aesthetic has actually marred some buildings. I now have to laugh when "exposed concrete" is mentioned in the condo porn sales material. It looks great here and there, but it does not have to be replicated on every single building - even modernist buildings.
The exposed concrete pillars on the AGO always make me think that they were never finished.