I think there should be rewards for members who met certain requirements, like the number of images uploaded, number of images pimped up, number of albums, number of albums people have downloaded, etc.
Paying members might lower standerds here. I mean, theres always something up here and the owners need the cash to fix up whatever problems that may come in the future. Remember last Christmas anyone? Server costs? I donno.. I'm no expert or anything, but yeah. Thats what I think.