But findagrave is about finding ancestors, whether or not the creator intended it to be.
Of course, there is money somewhere, the creator is not doing it out of the goodness of his heart, he is getting advertising money. The more people that view the site, the more money he gets.
I do agree that there are many power hungry people there, it is like some big competition to see who can post the most pictures. I appreciate when people go to a lot of work to post pictures, but when they make a big deal about how many they have done, it gets a bit old. I also hate how people will put memorials or flowers on pictures of someone who they don't know and who is not a relative, just another power trip to see how many flowers they can post.
I also get tired of being hounded by people to connect relatives - If I post a picture and am managing it, it is no one's business whether the relatives are linked. To me that acts an awful lot like a genealogy site.
Also, re your free comment, I am posting through Rootsweb, so it is free to me.