Yeah, the funny thing is that once you've been through them, you see them used in broadcast stuff EVERYWHERE! In fact, I was on a business trip recently and the company that we visited had their curent package playing on a tv in the lobby, and there were like ten effects from those tutorials, and i'm talking like copy and paste settings. It was just kind of a funny moment for me, to be sitting there and being like, "hey, i've done that tutorial!" and then feeling cheap and dirty knowing that somebody knows the same secrets I know making them not secrets anymore.
And as far as the stuff you posted, there are a bunch of little things in there that I have noticed as well that don't sit right, I'll point em out later, cuz I gotta get back to work right now, but it's mostly the same kind of stuff you pointed out. But overall, a great resource in general. I don't know if you've ever been over to http://www.creativecow.com
but there are a few gems buried in a sea of "you need this plugin" kind of things.