NOW do you see why I tell you over and over again not to chop down your crepe myrtles every spring?

I try to prevent horticultural disasters and encourage proper gardening practices, but some people just won't listen. When you prune crepe myrtles into ugly stumps, the resulting growth produces long, weak, whiplike branches that are too heavy to hold up the flowers.

I think it looks terrible, but hey, that's just one Grump's opinion. What do the rest of you think?