There was no animosity in my post, Phoenix. I just really didn't (and don't) see the point.
What I did, whenever I wanted to attach and include an image, was to post the message with the file attached, *then* get the url for that image, edit the post and use the image tags. That way, the image is attached to the relevant post and I didn't post a lot of wasted posts. Like you said, you need your post total reduced by 30 or so.
I wonder if I posted with an attachment, and then deleted the post, would the attachment remain on the server?