Here's another option that you didn't include in the poll
(x) I don't look at the photo gallery except when somebody mentions a picture in their post and provides a link to it.
Downloading stuff from the web is too slow to go looking at random pictures. (I know, everybody but me has 100 mbps broadband
, right?) On the other hand, it is useful to have a place to stash a picture of something particularly relevant. For example, I commented in one of the threads about batteries, and I uploaded a couple graphs showing real-life charge curves for my system. Similarly, others occasionally have something useful to show.
Otherwise, it takes enough time to download the text of the forum, so I'm not going looking for pictures in general.