You can still access member pages when not logged in, though you have more buttons and capabilities when logged in. For example, I just logged out, clicked on your name in this post and that took me to your member page.
I was thinking it might be interesting to use the personal page like a blog, text images and graphics covering particular topics. (Similar to the BAA articles but in the personal pages.) A combination of the quick post and the image submission functions which don’t quite fill this need individually. Opening up the quick post function to include graphics would do this I think. Is this something that might be considered for the future?