No images in Scrivenings mode? Seems a bit archaic.

Um, Jack?

Lunk got that idea because L&L have stated it themselves multiple times:

Katherine on the support team, just this past Tuesday:

KB (the designer and developer), four years ago:

And three years before that in 2012.

Even as far back as 2008 KB was warning people Scrivener would likely never be the WYSIWYG editor they wanted.

Maybe, perhaps, you might have over-reacted? Lunk is actually a very helpful soul and he is trying to help you understand the philosophy behind the design of Scrivener so that you can get the most out of it.