Actually no, I have a table pretending to be an image. (built by a short perl script)
I use a layer and an iframe (similar the the ads on the top of the page) to reference the html source of the table on my site.
Each time I figured out a way to actually use the IMG tag, I let vroom know, and he fixed it.
There are 2 other ways that I could put an image on my page, but out of deference to the system, I choose not to.
Instead I emulate an image.
I agree that a lowest first method should be taken.
For the dropdowns, give options of All, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, None.
Numbers would correspond the level of monk that you are deciding to not filter out.