Technically, the tweak of the original is competent work, and it's definitely fun to see how such changes work visually in various situations. My problem is that this quasi-HDR look is getting old. It's sooo... 2008. LOL! It's especially bad news when it is applied to an image that, without it, would probably not command much attention.
I think this is the general feeling among photographers, but use of the HDR look has become so widespread that it's becoming a cliche even outside of the photography community -- among the general public.