Ive been out of Flickr photo space for a couple of months with that big “Pro Account needed” message on my login. Every photo I added cycled out an older one to make room for the limitation on my account.
So today, I broke down and paid the $24.95 per year to get all the photos back up and to keep the whole thing rolling. This is quite a testament to Flickr, which I really do love. I loved them before they were bought by Yahoo and I still love this just as much.
There are only a handfull of services and killer apps that I pay for because they are that important and the best. Otherwise, there is almost always a free alternative.