You can ask any of the old members just how much water my opinion holds; the excavation of a ton of chunks isn't impressive in the slightest. The best builders work with the terrain to at least some extent, or recreate it in super-natural ways. I was pointing out that such calculations were not favorable for those wishing to create something worth-while.
Trust me, I've got a reputation among the veterans for the real "go big or go home mentality" and to be honest, not everything super-massive is that great. If I had the passion, I'd SHOW you, but all I've got is a multi-year old resume on imgur.
I'd have SS of my more incredible work but after losing my HardDrives a month or so ago I don't have anything left. When I get around to the risky recovery I will (unless Fizz actually has a copy of the map somewhere in the database). Since you asked, here's some old garbage I did: http://imgur.com/a/e0wqB
and I also did this on another server whenever I had a little free time: http://imgur.com/a/WWH3O
I've done a more than just that little bit, but with loss of data that's about all I've got documented. Now, I don't doubt it may look "beautiful" but until you complete it I stand by what I said to the extent of the parameters in which I based it on.