Back in the days when I used alot of OC I found the dodge tool nifty... now I just think it's sad alot of people tend to like think instant loads of shiny is instant awesome >( Colors my friends! COLORS!
I use a lot of tools. Dodge tool I tend to just limit to the eyes... I can't seem to get it too look right.
The hard part is disguising that you ever used it. heh It's always a goal of mine, but I fail... or maybe I experimented with so many different things, I can tell more easily what tools they've used....
You know the smudge and blur tools? yeah, I use that a lot. XD;;
I think dodge tool is nice and useful, it helps to give our drawings depth, I think. I don't always like those 'flat' pictures (I know they supposed to be like that because it's 2D but there is a difference in my opinion ) . It creates intensive colours in most cases.
On the other hand, too shiny pictures ruin the details and the overall apperance.