Here is the problem I am having with this, and I'll try hard to be brief.
Granted the mods cannot test the skin or every skin, but I assume you read the description.
If you do, how can or do you rate something that states it is not finished or a work in progress? Do you rate it on what is done so far? And (as mentioned) take off for it's lack of completion? How can you possibly rate something half done (assuming it states in the description it is incomplete or a WIP) ? On it's potential? On wether the graphics you see so far are cool? How can you rate it at all if you don't know how the rest will look, work, or behave on a computer? If the finished product will even be functional?
With some of the works, take DX, one wrong code could send your system crashing, or shutting off, or whatever. I have downloaded at least 2 WB's that sent my system into a spin and I had to reboot to remove them.
What would the 'average' rating be for a WIP? How could you possibly give it enough points/stars to keep it from going to the author's personal gallery, when there are 'complete' works in the main gallery that may be rated lower for whatever reason, be it the mods rating or the member's rating?
This is why we need a gallery just for WIP's. The other reason is for all the people (Like me) who may be sitting on projects they are stuck in and would like to have just such a gallery to upload them to and have them dissected and critiqued or get help and pointers.
Such a gallery would be helpful to folks on countless levels. To learn how to tame a project that has gotten to big, to understand why this is this way and not that, that there is an easier way, etc. I could go on and I think there are a lot of people here who could add to my list even if I thought it was complete. It would, overall, also help to improve the QUALITY of skins that finally make it to the main gallery and dare I say, insure that MORE skins did make it, whatever they are, boots, walls, WB's, etc.
IMVERYHO and personally...All these little changes being made around the site are nice, good, great, etc. But what about addressing the skinners needs and not just their wants. My head hurts from looking at a WB tutorial's that are outdated, too technical, or written by people who asume or want you to have a pre-understanding of code (No offense intended towards some very noble efforts).
We need this gallery.