Continental, you're young and therefore see the world from a somewhat idealistic viewpoint. So let's enlighten you.
First off, these images were STOLEN from the photographers and were being used on a commercial website. Perhaps if I broke into your home and stole some of your property you might understand. But from your attitude it would appear that you would simply say.."There there, that's ok, it's not that big a deal". Well it doesn't work that way.
And then you go on to say....
"I think we need to recheck what we do... I mean comeon, what are you gaining off these photos anyway?
Well let me tell you. Several of these images have sold (cumulative total) for OVER $5000.00 USD and individual sales of $2500.00 USD for a single image, single use. So excuse me... what am I gaining. Well it's called rent, car payment, food etc. It's called making a living. Something you will have to do in a few years when you finish school. Then perhaps you will understand.
Until then, we need to vigorously chase these image thieves and take whatever actions are necessary to protect our intellectual and photographic rights.
As a side note. When people politely ASK in advance for permission to use an image (whether paid or complimentary use) it is my discretion that makes this decision. And for you info, I freely let other National Gliding Associations use my photos without charge to promote the sport I love so dearly. But that is my decision to pursue, and not the right of a thief to TAKE!!!