* It's not worth $24.95/year anymore to me. Consider what you get for paying:
- Unlimited space. But you can get 1 TB for free now so .... How many people need more space truly than 1 TB? I have a HUGE photo library, and I am not even using 10% of a terabyte. Plus, if you do really want unlimited space, you can always pay a little more at SmugMug ($40/year) or Zenfolio ($60/year) and get a nicer website that is ad-free and that gives you actual design options. Plus Zen and SmugMug don't make it as difficult as Flickr to download your own stuff back to your computer for purposes of backing up.
- Ad free. But even pro members still get stuck with an ugly purple Yahoo! tool bar plastered across the top of the screen, which is supposedly not an ad, even though it looks like something you would expect on a "free" website like AOL Hometown or Geocities or Angelfire that is straight out of the late 1990s/early 2000s. So it's not REALLY ad-free, is it?
- Stats. Except ... stats don't work most of the time on Flickr. In fact, right now there are a number of threads there complaining that Stats. Don't. Work. Again.
* To the extent I want to share photos and get commentary I now do it on Facebook, not Flickr. To the extent I want to display my photos, I use Zenfolio.
* The Flickr uploader is horrible. I liked the old web based uploader that Flickr dropped. The new uploader is limited to 200 photos and it is painfully slow like most things at Flickr. I like to upload big batches of photos. Quickly. In the browser.
* Flickr is very difficult to search and use now. Finding stuff on the site is very hard.
* Groups are very hard to navigate.
* All the carefully written description, EXIF, map, etc. data that I used Flickr for now is hidden away and is not as easy to use or accessible.
* Flickr is a complete bandwidth hog. I don't dare surf Flickr on my iPhone5 since I am on a limited data plan. Even on my Macbook with a fast connection, Flickr bogs down Firefox and Safari terribly and uses massive amounts of RAM.