Yeah well our script has alot of options etc so alot of things can be turned on or off but for instance there are some people you being one of them who have different visions thats fine that is why people mod things.
Your liability is right on not being a programmer that does hinder you alot in doing some of the things you want.
Like for us we code things up how we envision a photo gallery script should be. For instance if your not electing to show the old style forum categories layout but instead show a cat box on the sidebar then the logical step is since you have this huge empty part of the program would be to show the recent photos. That is how we invision it.