Meh, I'm not going to say that captoes are overrated since they serve a very common purpose and are certainly a widely acceptable choice. That being said, I rarely reach for captoes. Admittedly perhaps a symptom of the fact that I rarely wear suits.
I totally feel you there, lol. My photography skills have improved significantly since I started, and even in the last several months, but I can't hold a candle to some of the pro-looking shoots you see here.