I love these little pictures, they're good fun to make and to watch!
I noticed that the Italian Inter boards have a whole forum dedicated to avatars. You just post the pictures you like and people from the forums just make the avatars and post them.
Wouldn't that be cool? I don't know how many people would be willing to do it, if there's a good number I think it would be a great idea.
I don't know how to create GIF avatars but I have Paint Shop Pro and Adobe and I'm willing to learn.