Remember when PD was young and all we got were text in signatures? They weren't huge, they didn't hog bandwidth, they were just poetry or a link to something cool or usually a witty comment that was changed frequently that would give someone something to think about and get a chuckle out of. Then we all got banners, photoshopped strip pics that acted as a second avatar. Then we allowed pictures, which just kept growing and growing in size. Some moved, some were fucking huge, some moved and were big and anally raped those of us with less than 2 gigs of ram and a CPU made before last year. You know what happened? The text disappeared. Any text left simply points out "pairings" at most, which in and of itself is pointless and annoying. Signatures aren't a expression of individuality or a little piece of insight into the user's personality anymore, they're datasheets or fucking pointless pics. Some are funny or at least relatively small, I have no issues with those. God's and Kelsh's sigs are really bad though so I'll use them as examples. God shrink that damn shit and kelsh, that moving picture is fucking horrible when you post more than once, you don't seem to realize just how big the file is.
Personally I miss the old days of a simple banner and text.