When I create new articles, I use similar image logos for each article depending on the subject matter. I currently have a folder on my computer with 6-7 images that I use all the time, it would be better (for me and my moderators) if we could use the media library to select an article image.
This would keep the posts consistent and the images uniform throughout the area.
Ideally I'd like to see an option of having a 'shared' media library folder which can be used to pool pictures and then shared throughout my moderators, or whoever I chose.
Either a popup or a box on the right or left side (or however best it fits into the design).. maybe a different colour to make it stand out.. offering guidance on the new features. Lots of other websites already do this when they add new features so it makes sense for IPB too!
A rough example (google reader new feature notification) below...
I think it would be a useful addition if new users got a 'How to use this' popup box, or a 'new features' box depending on if it was the first time they have used the site, or if the version has been updated recently.
If they click on the link then they get directed to a tutorial page explaining how things work (The gallery springs to mind), or if updated, where things have moved too.
The box should have an X to close it once they have worked out how to use the blog/calendar/gallery.. etc..
I think this would help a lot when we update our websites to new versions, or if we are moving over a userbase to IPS products as it can be a big change for many users!