I also think there are also different levels of awareness in a dream. You can have dreams where you are very conscious in the dream and it's very real, but true lucidity means you actually recognize that you are dreaming and have thoughts during the dream about the fact that it is a dream. I think for most people this adds an even higher degree of "realness" to the dream. When you're lucid you can then start making conscious choices about what you are going to do or it's possible to control the dream scenes which is more difficult for most people. I haven't controlled anything except my own actions, but I like the surprise element anyway.
Dreams can feel deceptively realistic, with many details etc. This is what you call a vivid (clear) dream. You can have a vivid dream in which you're thinking "This is a dream." and still not become lucid (I recall that from 2 dreams I've had these last few days). Your thoughts, however, are still "automatic", in some sense.
First deliberate LD: 4/1-2012 (DILD).
Lucidities after that: 26/3-2012 (DILD during nap), 1/6-2012 (DILD during nap),
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