@julian Hmm gravatar seemed pretty awesome to me, I mean millions use gravatar by default, I guess that was the right choice. It is better than some default icon which looks dull.
Yes, but the point is hard coding something in means it can't be removed. There are many other Avatar services out there similar to Gravatar that better suit individuals needs.
For example http://avatars.io/ incorporates gravatar, but allows you to specify an avatar based on any number of factors (Facebook, Twitter ID etc). Or http://www.splitbrain.org/projects/monsterid which creates unique monster characters based on email hashing.
Which is the same point with bundling SSO or emailers. There's no point bundling Twitter into the software when it's banned in China and people use Weebo instead. Creating an SSO endpoint is relatively simple when you've got an oAuth Passport you can refer to.
Also, just saying it would have been awesome if the Majestic theme is also open source. I guess @psychobunny made it O.o It just looks too awesome to be sold seperately (last i checked).
It was made by @trevor, the quality and time he spent on it should be worth the price alone.