There have been studios on YouTube based entirely around SpiceMaster and NewBlue. The videos posted by the members were so horrible I couldn't bare to watch them. So, yes, on YouTube, they have become totally and entirely overused. SpiceMaster, in my view, is a piece of shit that no one should use (unless it's the ripple effect.) I use NewBlue for colours, but that's only because I can use one NewBlue effect to produce what I would need three regular effects for. So, basically, to simplify things.