To stay on topic:
Sounds good to me. In my opinion we could do away with the "Sample Categories" section on the homepage which would create more space for random photos of the day...
Very good suggestion, Jens, though such might be better as a separate window in PHOTOS section where it could be as you pick a category (or whole database) & it will show you some 3-5 random photos from it every time the page has loaded/refreshed. But for now it would be enough pleasing if the existing "Random Photo of the Day" could be changing with every page load/refresh.
Not sure by what things you'll judge a photo being worth staying in "artistic" category if such would be implemented. I can foresee it being another Flickr where everything will be clogged with overphotoshopped photos & such.
If I'll be honest here, the site was & is a mess, more or less. Of course photo admins have lives & something among the recent uploads or in the depths of the database can always slip away. So it would be nice if more people could participate in maintaining the order in here - I don't mean as it would be like some 50 admins (more than half of which would be a "title wasters" anyway) but a number of certain (trusted) members & current frequent helpers should be able to fix stuff like IMO's, ship names & categories by themselves once they encounter that something's wrong. Because at how it's now of ordinary members reporting errors to a limited number of staff members who, beside that, already have a lot of stuff to do here & outside - slowly such way will become not efficient as the site will grow even more.