"Nice set of travel photos you've got there; be a shame if something happened to them, ha ha."
Anyone who stores their travel pics solely on a hosting site (for free) should lose them. Ones and Zeros are best stored at home...
$4.99 a month don't seem that bad for photo hosting. Not sure why PB wanted $400 from you, maybe it's one of those Net Neutrality things.
Never had a drug dealer give me free stuff for six years, I always payed cash.
Well of course they'll lose them if you don't store them at home. If you'd ever POSTED any travel photos, you'd know that the pain in the ass is not that you lose your photos somehow; it's that you lose your links to the source when Photobucket cuts them, and suddenly all of your on-line photos for the past X years are forever blank on every site you've posted on. It takes a lot of time and trouble to post them, and to lose them is a major pain.
And Photophukit didn't just want $399 from me; it was their deal for EVERYONE until they realized that they'd go out of business if they kept that up. But for some months that was the only deal, and most people ran. If you'd do your research instead of just being snarky, you'd know it.
And DO you pay anything for Britbike access? I'm fine with anyone that takes the "free" deal, unless they start giving OTHER people crap about wanting something for nothing.