No you are doing it right, the problem lies with Google Earth, certain areas are taken in much higher definition than others. As you have no doubt noticed none of the areas are actually live, they are updated but some are pretty old. Most of the latest areas do appear to be better quality but some, especially areas in the US which are security classified are very poor. Pity but thats the way it is. My own area is over six years old, I know from the car outside which was sold six years ago.
yes, Street view is awesome. I also like GE for its ability for ppl to post pics..I found some great pics on there. Mostly from beaches from the South of France, Monoco, and Spain. I enjoy searching places on there and seeing what its like. I would love to visit Hong Kong. That place looks insane with the mountains and city together. As far as Urban exploring Jexx, I have been to some places in Cranston RI, and Worcester MA, New bedford and Fall River. Most places are closed now due to homeless ppl breaking in and starting fires.
If you guys like street view, check out the new MapQuest. They have a thing called 360 View where you can actually drive down a street by clicking on the Move Here balloons. And you can spin around in the road much faster and smoother than on Google. It's also cool how you still have the regular map to the right so you can track where you are moving, unlike Google where you get confused sometimes and have to back out to see which way you are facing. Fücking beautiful.