I'm not going to lie, I smiled at this title, because it's true. Most people use halftones like T-Pain uses vocodor: egregiously and uninformedly.
Now, you know what would be great, having now posted this blog, is if from now til woot shutters, there was a "no ugly halftones" rule. Not only could you save yourself from the fact that most voters are impressed by halftones the way they're impressed by a 5 year old playing Moonlight Sonata sloppily, but entire dynasties of sloppy and overused halftoning could be eliminated for the sake of better work.
I guess that's a pie-in-the-sky dreamworld.