I don't think the fee is for viewing, but for posting photos. If you don't pay, they show everybody that they think you're a cheapskate, but really they are holding our photos ransom. PhotoBucket sucks big donkey balls.Really? $300 per year to view pics posted on a public forum? Really?.
PhotoSucket was free too, how do you know Imgur will not pull a "PhotoBucket" in the future?... Imgur is free - that is why I made the move.