I think the problem is that people forget that there are WAY more composition rules than the rule of thirds. Each of the posted images follow these rules which is why they work composition ally. Things such as symmetry and natural framing.
Wife to Rich~ 8/16/03 Mom to Nathan~ 9/30/07
I hope to have a few new ones this week.
Tough I'm breaking all kinds of rules now and not just the rule of thirds.