So long as you have users, you have bandwidth, you have revenue.
The problem is now storage. As users and revenue may decline the bandwidth bill declines too... but the storage bill always increases and never declines.
This is the real problem with image hosting, keeping alive old images and storage costs always growing regardless of current usage and revenue.
Imgur seems to want show it's loading gif before the actual gif.
Sometimes I can be waiting at least 10 seconds for the gif to actually begin loading.
Could be wrong but that's my guess.