I have to disagree on the "Would you do it for 75$" statement.
I would not do it for 75$ you are right but ....
.. if I did it for 75$ wich is way under what 4 good panos are worth, why not spend the extra 3 min for each pano to
a) take some time and coution to set up camera right
b) take some time and coution to make sure your hand is not in the pictre
c) take the 1 Min to Photoshop the head out. (grass, carpet realy does not take longer)
d) put a cap in at least, one time PS and copy paste code
e) limit the down view
The thing is, that these panos could be so much better with just a little bit of effort. I guess thats my point. Take pride in the work you do. No mather how much you get paid.
Also 3 Images don't take longer to shoot then 2 and deliver much better quality when stiched.
About the car wash example. You see it as car washed without the wax. I see it as car washed without the windows. And that really bothering me when driving.
Nikon D70s, Sigma 8 mm, 4 to 12 shots, Agnos MrotatorTShort, PTGui, PS CS3, and lots of other software :-)