The women in my group were complementary on my astuteness, although I'd imagine most men would see it given that we probably look at more women than most ladies do. I'm not sure if "Men's" magazines still distort images of women regularly, as I'm bored by anything that pushes masturbation as a viable lifestyle choice, but I remember it being vaguely scandalous when Kate Winslet got her legs shooped back in the 90s.
Aside from the rather obvious point about creating unrealistic expectations for women to measure up to, what attracted my attention was that this has the same effect as foreshortening. That is, this kind of technique would normally be applied to a painting hung high above the viewer to make it look more realistic. In the visual language we all imbibe, if not explicitly, this image is literally looking down on you.