smithaa02 - 5:53 pm on Jan 8, 2013 (gmt 0)
I think you have to differentiate apples and oranges. There are sites with no images and very minimal designs that do not have obvious images. The latter like wikipedia or webmasterworld. I mean look at webmasterworld...at first glance you don't recognize images, but indeed there are oodles of them.
A paramount question might be can a website with NO images rank well (not few images).