I'm all for PP getting better, but I remember the good ol' days when PP staff would post snippets of code that would help add features. Now we're given a cold shoulder and told that it's not supported. I can understand it from a "make support easier for your program" perspective, but from a user perspective a friendly support is lost as far as the "extra mile".
Not that this is a super bad thing, just something I've noticed. Much of the code changes I had on my previous versions were from others, but I'm pretty sure most were actually from PP staff willing to reply with chunks of code that would help out.
IMO support was better before when you could ask for small mods and a PP staff could/would reply with a small snip of code that would do it for you. Now it seems like if it's not a bug that needs fixed, you are rarely getting any code snippets from an actual PP staff member. Maybe it could be taken as a suggestion, but it would make PP a lot better if the mod community for PP was better. Either a hired person to help people with mods until the community got rolling or some type of incentive for people to help. I think it would add a lot of value to PP, but it's just my suggestion from an outsider perspective. Maybe internally you have your reasons, but from what I've seen it was better when you could get a little bit of mod help from the "official" people that actually knew what they are talking about.
I don't know much of anything when it comes to php, so I know that most of all my previous tweaks had came from help from others. From what I remember little help ever came from actual other users of PP and most of that help sprouted from conversations with you.
Maybe you just had more free time and used it to help with mods and now that PP is growing even larger you have less free time so there is no "official" mod help these days.
Not bad mouthing or anything as I love PP and think it's the best pic script on the net. Just something that I've noticed and thought I'd share my thoughts on, in hopes of maybe giving a glimpse into the thoughts of a long time PP user.
In any case, keep up the good work and keep the updates coming!