First of all, I’d like to thank you for shining some some light on this (not so) controversial issue. Nearly all of my friends started hating on Instagram because they thought Instagram was unoriginal for implementing this feature and they thought the only reason they added it was to conduct a cash-grab and get in on the whole “stories” thing. I really like how you thought of the “stories” part of Instagram to be a supplement for the photos part. Some people just fail to see that. Of course it looks like a cash grab if you think of the stories as a whole separate part. It is there to illustrate the process of photo, as you said it.