I've had a photobucket account for over 10 years now, it was my main space to save photos I wanted to have available with me wherever I went. At the time, the website was still growing, and the need for funds to keep the website going was understandable. There was a lot more freedom on the site, and I enjoyed using it immensely.
Now it's riddled with ads, restricted, user-unfriendly, and terribly greedy. Instead of keeping with the times and the competition, (Google, Deviantart, IMGUR, etc.) it instead paywalls the photos I want to keep, significantly reduced storage space for accounts, and even made it extremely tedious to download the photos gathered by making it impossible to download more than one photo at once. So here I am, downloading 1 photo at a time on each album, waiting on each page to ensure that each photo downloads successfully (because if you go to the next picture too quick before the website recognizes you want to download it, it will skip that photo).
The website has gone down the toilet, the morons running it aren't improving it in anyway, servers are slow if you want to download photos quickly (and I'm sure they do that on purpose so downloading it makes it more tedious and forces people to pay the premium instead because it would be "too much work"), and it's just overall bad.
People, there are better sites out there, with better support, improved tools, great service, and way more storage. Don't settle for this crap, don't pay their premium. Even if you have thousands of pictures to download one at a time, I promise you will feel so much better to be free from the chains of the corporate idiocy that is this website. People deserve better, and Photobucket says otherwise.