Sean, Mark, I'm using TOC as a reference, perhaps the most contentious reference, for the dynamic brought up by Tommy with regard to the opinion indicated by his friend. I can't think of another more brilliant course that likely underwhelms as many paying tour guide players who walk off finding it overrated, undramatic, dull, and boring. For a great many of individuals who do not share your perspective--and the consensus on this discussion group--TOC does prove to be "delicately complex and understated," "so delicate or precise so as to be difficult to describe or analyze." (Oxford definitions of subtle).
With regard to my earlier post, good courses that toe the line with being reviewed as boring is something I think should be considered more meaningfully and expanded upon, as architectural counterpoints to those like Mammoth Dunes or Landmand, because subtlety--perhaps more so than drama--can better expose golfers' points of views.
I'd particularly like to hear about more courses that may be considered boring but are in fact thoughtful and compelling courses.