I too have trouble making avatars (by the way, Mr. Digital Ice, I do NOT have any of those fancy programs on my computer, so don't be so condescending
But for some annoying reason I can't see your pictures. They all appear as little red crosses.
Now, I know this is a very common problem with probably a very simple solution, but just remember not all of us are so amazingly gifted when it comes to wasting our lives away in front of a screen.
P.S: Uhhh, I'll probably be killed for that last comment...