just a thought, but if you want to save the bandwidth cap, why not disable attachments, and make all people who want to post images link to offsite images, then the download is comming from their server not yours. There's many good, free image hosts for people to use if they dont have the luxury of their own server.
with regards to post counts... jesus christ no! we'll just have jet spamming up the place (more so) becuase of this strange assumptions "n00bs" have on the internet, that a high post count somehow boosts their status and importance, when all it actually does is draw attention to how much shite they post.
on a basic level, i agree with poggs, leave it alone, it works doesn't it. quit ya bitching!
Hope in reality is the worst of all evils because it prolongs the torments of man.
-- Friedrich Nietzsche