Do you mean photos when you click on someone's profile?
I'd have thought that if you wanted a pic, you could have one as your avatar (although my having photoshop on this computer helped - possibly not everyone can manage to reduce a picture sufficiently well!)
As for pics in avatars, I sort of like having my elephant now. Partly, I like not giving away immediately that I'm a girl! Back at C+, people sometimes didn't realise unless they looked at the profile - and they had to be a member to look at a profile I think... Also, that pic might not reduce so well to a tiny size... If we could attach a pic separately to our profiles, like before, I'd do it.
When you say you've done it, I suspect your avatar of not being entirely an accurate representation of you...