I hope so as well.
I hope that IP.Gallery 5.0 will take use of the notification system. We want to know when someone commented on an uploaded picture.
No. I like them as well. Maybe there could be an admin option for those who need something else.
Am I the only person that likes the square thumbnails? :S I can understand why you don't want them forced on you, but I hope they don't disappear. They're useful for stuff like recent gallery images sliders.
I like the current look, too. Just needs to function easier for end users. Would love to have the current look with the categories like Gallery 5 instead of in the sidebar. And an easier way to access, organize, and upload photos from profiles would be grand (similar to VB).
The new look doesn't feel any special to me..I prefer the current look + Gallery 5 features.
Exactly. We have lots of categories and sub-categories. I'd rather the sidebar be used for something else.
That may work for small sites... the 'Categories' or 'albums' in one nastily long list in the sidebar is not helpful when one has a large amount of albums at all(the page stretches to infinity).... and was never a good idea IMHO in the first place.
You do not see this here on IPB as they only have 4 Top-level 'albums'/'categories'... that list does not limit nor paginate... shoot me, but what is shown for 5 for these is about a million times more scalable.