Don't get me wrong. I love gifs. In fact I was in the process of doing a few for here as well.
Geir just beat me too it
Gifs are great.
As long as they have a point.
I don't like voting for something just because it moves.
Gotta have some sort of story or interesting thing happening to grab my attention.
ones that loop well are always a plus.
Higher resolution w/o having me leave the website, (and thus breaking the 'rules') is a must.
I know theres a lot of work to make a good gif.
I think it takes some skill and thought.
Static images are way more difficult though.
They need to tell the story in one frame rather than 5-20.