I have seen some people express disdane for them, and some people express joy at the ability to finally show them (I, for the record, belong to the latter body of thought).
I was wondering, instead of doing away with them all together, you just put a size limit on them, be it actual pixel size or file size.
I think they are a wonderfull way to attract attention to your possibly otherwise unknown AMV studios, and allow people to show off their respective artworks.
I realize it for some reason offends people to have them up, and not everybody is interested in seeing people's banner/picture, but some people realy enjoy them, so I think just aboloshing them is a little extreme.
Of course, it is your board and you run it how you see fit. Just my 2 cents
Btw, great job on the new layout, regardless of your sig verdict