Re: Photo Albums…. omfg!!
There are already so many WordPress plugins available. Why not start with adapting and extending those, instead of reinventing the wheel within BP.
Please core developers, concentrate on the core! Make sure it’s clean, solid and secure. Concentrate on APIs that make it easier for third parties to hook into BP.
Photo albums may be core to some, but not for everybody. I can think of dozens of other applications that could be core to someone; event management, mailing lists, groupware, file sharing, paid membership levels, video galleries, group video editing, chat rooms, video conferencing, shopping cart, credit card payment bridge, mobile apps, geolocation … etc.