You could get a very similar look years ago on Flickriver, Flickrhivemind, and probably a few other places. People have been using the APIs to create that look. The latter has infinite scrolling, and they both put your pictures on a black background and hide your comments.
Yes folks, Flickr's big innovation essentially takes something that 3rd parties have been doing, and forces it on users.
Hey here's an idea--maybe somebody can use the APIs to recreate Flickr's old interface, and save it from itself... at least until they take the APIs away. You know that's coming. As for me, I'm done.
It'll take a while to verify that I've extracted my 876 pictures and metadata properly. I feel sorry for the real professionals who have thousands of pictures up there.
As for making money, yeah sure. Budweiser sells a lot of beer; but they don't barge into your favorite brewpub, stick a funnel down your throat and start pouring.