Yeah, there's an extra step to making an attachment visible now. But I think they assume most people are using thumbnail images for attachments. That is built in, but we have turned off. So usually, when that feature is on, you just add an attachment and the forum creates a thumbnail image that people can click on if they want to see the full size image. I tried that though and didn't really like it. Especially if someone makes the image visible - then you have a large and small version in the post.
Like I've said, I'm not a facebook user. Or Twitter or Myspace, etc. But to leave that integration out just because I don't use it wouldn't really be very smart.
"Screw you facebook, and your 400 million users, too!"Ha. Anyway, it's just a little graphic. I can make it gray and you won't even notice it. ;)