I understand and am all for the aspect of scanning images yourself however that isn't always plausible as it was stated earlier. Not to mention it takes "skill" to decently scan a image to a good and usable quality, most people don't have the equipment, skill nor the raw images to do it. Now I am not justifying stealing materials from other sites but we shouldn't limit our gallery to done it yourself only material for the scan section.
Now having said that if I use a site where I "pay" for a scan and they don't have anti-reposting rules on that site...I am all for bringing it here. Given credit is given to the site it came from (per AO's rules). As a loyal AO member and as an artist I would much rather come to AO then spend my time on 5 other sites looking for decent scans. So why not bring them here?