I think the no text rule is a good one.
I'll reiterate that I like knowing what I'm looking at. Many folks here can immediately identify most guns manufactured in the past century. I'm not one of them, so leaving the option for the poster to identify their entry is something I'd like to see continued. At the same time, I too am not taken by the "brochures", but I don't oppose someone posting them. They are simply unlikely to get my vote. In fact, I care even less for grainy, out-of-focus, cell-phone camera photos of stock 10-22s leaned up against the garage wall next to the rake and shovel. Or heavily photoshopped pics, adding unnatural effects. But I don't think there should be rules against them, simply let the membership decide what makes for a good gun photograph.