I'm not sure if you mean this to be related to the speed issue, but there really isn't any connection between image size and the way in which the site is "slower" on this site than previously.
But apart from that, I'm split on the idea of a smaller max image size (currently it's 3.5 MB I think)... If I decreased it, rather than people resizing those big pictures and uploading them in a smaller version, they would probably just not upload them at all. And even though a slightly smaller picture is better than a HUGE picture, a huge picture is still better than not having that picture at all (especially if it's a good picture).
Hmm. This is just a guess, but was the server change mainly for the sake of additional storage space (and/or bandwidth allowance), rather than increased performance?
It's probably been suggested before, but it seems more and more as if this site could use a maximum image size. Either you can prevent images above some logical level (512 or 768 KB) from being uploaded, or maybe you could find something that re-renders the big images into something more web-presentable. Those 1.5 to 3MB images are ridiculous - a lot of the time they don't even look that great, because some chick didn't bother shrinking the image from her low quality point and shoot or cell phone before uploading it to the web. They're not terribly nice to load from the user end either, for those with merely adequate internet like myself. :P
-Be able to flag inappropiate comments so that they can be reviewed by a mod.
-No morphs. It says so in the Upload rules, yet there's a morph tag under Images. I think they're pointless, like many other fake things. Existing ones should be removed and new ones not accepted.
-You should be able to edit or at least delete your comments. Information may be false or outdated and typos are annoying.
-Upload date for pics. For information and it would also help to weed out doubles which were uploaded at a later point because the original upload doesn't always have the lowest picture ID. It's only fair to keep the oldest upload.
5 Brown Stars: Admin5 Blue Stars: Moderator5 Stars: 250+ uploaded pics4 Stars: 100-249 uploaded pics3 Stars: 35-99 uploaded pics2 Stars: 1-34 uploaded pics1 Star: Registered user with no uploads so farThis info and more should be part of a general FAQ.