I'd say this is a good rule and for people who actually try to improve themselves should be rewarded. If you really think about it anyone can draw it just takes practice rather than just sitting around saying i can't draw trust me i sucked at drawing but then i spent a bunch of time just drawing and i got good. It's to damn easy to become a member then just say why can't i access. The reason being behind this you have to work to get rewarded right like say for example you get a job then your reward for working is money to go spend on what you want right! Well it's the same here so there really should be no discussion over this topic i can understand the complaints of people who do contribute to this site but those who just become a member and complain well keep doing so but it's not going to do anything! Just respect the ao staff and stop complaining and work so you can see those pics if you need to see them so badly!