I agree it sucks, it's not nice. But this^. You usually give up something when a thing is "free". It's not always obvious what. In this case, control, which I think was pretty obvious, actually. A successful, secure company (think Google) wouldn't make such changes because it wouldn't be in their interest. But a losing / loser site like PB? I know, easy to see now, and initially they appeared decent, I think. But their decline has been going on for a while now. I don't know if the member has paid PB, or just that the PB view counter hasn't been hit yet, but I was able to scrape a particular build thread that has some tricks I may need in the coming months. I used 'wget' and some custom scripting to make a local mirror. It's not scalable, though. Many images are already dead. And even if I can grab it, it's not mine to republish.