I’ve had a Flickr account for over ten years now, and I’ve paid for Flickr Pro for the last five years or so. There have been some ups and downs, but I still think it’s a good service. They’re making some changes to Flickr Pro, the main one being that the desktop Auto-Uploadr will be a pro-only feature. I’ve never used the new uploader, and I don’t ever want anything automatically uploaded, so it’s no big deal for me either way. But they’ve been getting some negative press on this, including this article at Wired that I think is a bit of an overreaction.
I still think that Flickr is a good service, both for casual and more serious users. I have a little over 2600 photos in my account, so switching to anything else would be a big hassle. So I’m hoping it continues to be a reasonably good service and I don’t have to worry about it.