Flickr has not been improved
With no warning, the Ya-people have changed a lot about Flickr. It's not good at all now for people with dial-up connections. The avatar had to be changed and a header image chosen. Thumbnails were good enough to show what was of interest, and they loaded quickly for everyone. The individual images and the sets of images (in thumbnail form) belonged on the front page together. It will certainly be interesting to see whether there's a fall-off in views.