Am I the only who has noted that most (if not all) the pictures in catalogs and box art nowadays are computer graphics rather than photographs of actual models? I can see it has some advantages, as it's easier to get a perfectly sharp picture, and that it might be necessary to get not-yet-in-production models in the catalog. But I still think it's questionable, as it's too easy to hide unsightly details (like poor-fitting non-ABS chinese parts), and also is abused to give impression that the model has features it doesn't have. One typical example is robot/mecha models, which often are posed in positions the joints doesn't actually permit. A worse example is the new 4939 (yellow cars) set, on the box art you get a clear impression the car has steering, which I don't think it has (haven't bought the set yet).
Another example is the 7781 Batmobile set - both in the instructions and the box art the canopy has been moved half a stud forward from its actual position, so it intersects the studs on the mounting brackets. Just a minor mistake, but it shows that the box art is made from the same 3D models as the instructions. Some of the pics on the box and instructions are real photographs though, as those who shows the afterburner.
What's your opinion on computer pics, and have you ever been seriously disappointed with a set cause of misleading box art? I believe 8458 Silver Champion is a notorious example (didn't have it myself), the box shows what seems to be a special-purpose driver's helmet part that wasn't in the set (and only a *tiny* disclaimer that said so).