Yes, Ravelry is a black hole. It sucks the day light, time, and energy outta you like there is no tomorrow - in a very cool and fun way! I've been adding my stash and projects whenever I can. Although none of them have pictures - because I am AGAINST Flickr. I am a Picasa user and I love it, and here is why:
1. Picasa is free. Flickr is also free, to a point. As long as you only use 3 folders, it is free. Now tell me, do you only have three folders for all pictures?
2. Picasa loads automatically whenever I open it. Once you set up the link in the beginning, it will look for new pictures from that folder and load it into the software. It organizes it in folder style so whatever you got in your hard drive, it is like that over there. Flickr - you gotta drag into it, not automatic.
So I am anti-flickr, although I do have an account because of SoS 2007, but I didn't end up using it anyways, so I wish I had never joined.
So until Ravelry comes out a way to load pictures via Picasa, I might be just that ONE pictureless Raveler.