I use wp as a CMS and i would love to minimize plugins. nextgen has a Import Image Folder option, so if i have content i wish to remain on my ftp in specific folders I can do so, with native wp galleries they all must be uploaded in the uploads folder, im sure you could change to what folder, but from what i have seen, the all must remain in one folder. if i upload pictures for the month of march, i would like to be able and store my march pictures on my ftp server in a folder called, march. and when april comes, id like to store my april pics in a folder called april.. now i can attach aprils pics to Posts, or pages. which is great, but they still remain in one folder, so after time i will have an upload folder containing thousands of pictures.. eep!