Hi, I'm new here,
I'm a bit disappointed to have to sign up more than just once as you mentioned.
Once I've signed up to Gravatar, they then throw a "Sign up for WordPress" to receive your avatar.
I'm not interested in using WordPress, I don't use it, I never want to use it, all I want to do is put up my REAL picture and get on with why I signed up here.
If the purpose is to attach your links to my personal identity through Gravatar for marketing purposes then I would like to know why you failed to mention this part of the process.
Edit1: If caniluna is wrong then why is it happening to everyone else without a WordPress account? You MUST have an account with WordPress before you can be accepted.
Not everyone wants a WordPress account nor should we be coaxed or enticed against our rights to getting one.
Edit2: This is going to halt my progress to continue filling out my profile on this site by having a ridiculous default profile picture to represent my professional work.
I'm not signing up for WordPress nor should I be forced to.