I just stumbled upon Amazing Cross Stitch on Etsy and my adorable-o-meter just broke. I personally do not do counted cross stitch, but I am tempted to grab a few anyway.
Seriously, look at the Jaws lineup and try not to squeee!
Counted cross stitch might appeal to the more scientifically analytically of the group. It involves precise stitching is a repeated pattern to achieve a sort of pixel effect on the canvas. In small designs, the effect is obvious- making it more like an 8-bit effect. But, in larger formats, the effect is almost unnoticeable and the results can be stunning.
But anyway, check out all the patterns in this store and try not to buy them all... for scientific research purposes of course ;)