Profile Picture update experience
I wanted to change my avatar on this site. I found my user profile section by clicking my name. I wasn't successful in changing my picture right away. First I clicked on the large avatar and it just reloaded the page. Then I looked around and found the "edit" button and clicked that. Finally. Success.
I click the "Change Picture" button and a new website pops up. Ahhh! Wtf's a gravitar? I'm not signing up for this. Frustrated. Leave.
Why can't we have a button to upload a picture? That's what I'm used to. I don't want to have to email some service and attach a picture or something or whatever grrr. My profile picture for UX.SE is going to be totally different than the one I'd use for WordPress or some other online communities. This is because my audience at SE will appreciate my design work, so I'd rather upload a picture I made instead of a picture of my face.
DON'T MAKE ME THINK!
Please add a button to just simply upload my avatar picture. And consider changing the behavior of someone clicking on their avatar picture from their profile.
Thanks guys! :)
Edit: I chewed JonW out for his answer, but I'm not really upset with him. And I'm sounding impatient because I'm trying to communicate the voice of the user, not because I feel angry. Most people hate using new technology. Any way, I feel bad for acting aggressively toward JonW, who just wants to help. If you're new to User Experience, you might find it interesting to see a typical response to someone purposing change. So read JonW's answer, and tell us what you think. Thanks :)