You sound a bit bitter Darth Depressis... I can understand your frustration around the community because a lot of work goes into these by a select few people around the forums.
Regarding Enloe getting a spotlight regarding the photonovels, Rykrof Enloe photonovels have been a front page feature here at Yak for about two years now, when I became a staff member around here... and as long as I'm part of the staff, and able to continue somewhat steady updates with enough interest from readers, the feature will most likely stay.
From what I've seen, we've done far more than the other sites since I've been a staff member to promote this aspect of the hobby, including customizing (Yakfinities, Customizer Spotlights, etc.). It's definitely not for everyone though, and the audience for these is kind of small, so I'm sure that's why not more sites promote them (plus you also get forum members who then complain that their work isn't getting spotlighted - whether it be photonovels, dioramas or customs - trust me, as a staff member sometimes it becomes more of a headache than it's worth - once you spotlight one person's work, you feel as though you have to do it for everyone - and that's tough because take a look around the work at www.thecustomalliance.com
- it's not like every single member's work around there or even in the forums here can warrant a front page spotlight, though I wish we could spotlight them all - but above all, Yakface is not a customizing site).
Once the forum stability gets back on track though (we've going through a server upgrade), the front page customizer related updates will start back up on a more regular basis again, but right now we don't want to link to someone's work when there's a chance the forum will pop up as "page unavailable."
Everyone does a lot of fun work around here though, and I agree that it would be nice to see more people comment on the hard work. But, you can't force people to. I'd just suggest though for anyone wanting more feedback on their own work, to take the time to show that courtesty to everyone else as well.