They no longer work as proper fog lights, and they are terrible as driving lights. When driving at night, the last thing you want is more light dumped up close at the front of the car. People that think you do, have no understanding of how the human eye works, or what a difference proper lighting can make. Ignorance of doing things right does not make doing it wrong any better.
It's a lose-lose, despite how cool you think they look in a parking lot.
You can argue all you want, but you are arguing with physics and you are wrong.