I find more people taking up two parking spaces presumably in order to protect their expensive vehicles from dings.
I find that annoying, especially when there are few parking spaces.
Today I noticed a parking enforcement officer giving a ticket to a vehicle parked in two spaces. I asked them about the legality of that, and the guy gave the car a second ticket for not having fed the second meter, too.
Overtime parking tickets in Seattle are about $60.00. Each.