I am a complete novice with Joomla and I had this extension downloaded, uploaded, installed, a gallery created, my images zipped up, batch uploaded, named, and published in less than 10 minutes. I can't believe it. Merry Christmas early!
The only request I would have is the ability to upload multiple files without having to zip them up, but that is such a minor thing. Oh, one other thing would be to make the hit counter unique with the use of a cookie like the voting is.