When, on their blog, Adaptive Path pointed me to Chumby, I saw in the left-most column something that made me go "ugh!".They used a tag-cloud as a style element! The early-warning module is actually designed as if it was a tag-cloud, even though the text is meant to be read linearly. Granted, they only used two font sizes but combined with the "random" spacing between the chunks of sentences, the visual similarity is clear. Of course it helps that they used colours from the original set of Web2.0 colours (as shown here).
I am afraid we'll see a lot more of this Web2.0-abuse soon... Have you seen other examples?