I have now migrated everything from flickr to ipernity - no going back now! It is a pity about the loss of the community of groups and contacts from flickr, but I just couldn't hack what they did to the site.

From reading the flickr feedback forum, it sounds like the exodus will continue for some time. Flickr seems quite adamant they're not going to change it back and at the same time, there are increasing numbers of people expressing dissatisfaction with the "awesome-ness"...