Hope you get over there soon Stephen, by what I've seen, a few people have had issues, but they have been quickly resolved.
As to the gallery, I don't think the new site actually uses one. You just post straight into the thread. It is such a breeze compared to the rigamarole of posting images here. You can just load straight from a PC or straight from a phone, which what all mine are. I think all images need to be below 4Mb though, but that's a great amount of clarity and detail with that.
That would certainly be handy. I end to use my phone for photo's too. Often I have to edit them on the laptop to get them down to a smaller mb size to upload here. Could be a bit of fuss sometimes. I wonder if the new site has a data allowance for members like the gallery here?
I'll have to look around and find out more about how it's working. Still not able to log in, doesn't recognise my username and password.