The main drawbacks are (a) you can’t comment on individual images anymore, which hardly anybody was doing anyway, and (b) this may cut into the site’s pageview count which you, the reader, don’t give a crap about but the advertisers do, but I’m sure they’ll get over it.
Good? Bad? I put a poll in the right sidebar, right beneath the Translator where you see all the country flags, so if you could cast a vote I’d appreciate it.
If everyone thinks the new gallery setup stinks I’ll change it back!
p.s. In case you’re a WordPress geek, the plugin is Shadowbox JS by Matt Martz WP Thickbox Integration by Alain Gonzalez. I switched because this plugin displays the image caption beneath the pic.