Also, while I'm on the subject of spleen-venting over softwae, I have to say that I've moved back over to Gallery for one reason and one reason only - FSpot integration. FSpot makes uploading photos into Gallery so incredibly easy, it's almost criminal how easy it is. You'd think we were in some sort of Web 2.0+ world where our thoughts are projected onto the web in real-time or something. So, Gallery + FSpot = A+ in my book. I wish more OSS applications were this integrated. Also, FSpot makes organizing my photos into something of a joy (even though I'm still ticked that it doesn't much care for my previous directory structure. What's with these applications nowadays wanting to organize items on their own terms?)
Anyway, FSpot + Gallery rocks. That is all.