Yes, sometimes it doesn't seem like this world is that cool - we know it, and it's just everyday for us. So we imagine a world with magical stand-ins for Native Americans, where we can be one with brightly-coloured flying horse-things, and magic air jellyfish. Or we pretend we're defending the universe Wild, Wild West, with laser guns and cool clothes. I know, I pretend to be in another world on a regular basis. The thing we have is never as amazing as the thing we don't have, and can't get.
But look at the images in that article. Damn. This world is literally awesome, and we should remember to regard it with the proper awe and delight that it deserves sometimes.
Let's let James Cameron keep Pandora. I'll take science over magic any day.