Links and Photos?
So what's the holdup on images? Technically this is a pretty simple thing, so I'm guessing you're worried that now that everything is threaded people are going to have a drain on their bandwidth if 10 images are in a thread or post. Maybe just the ability for each user to set images on or off, with those that are off showing a link instead?
(It'd be wonderful, btw, when you guys figure out what to do if you were able to enable all the old photos to pop in.)