I like the gimp a lot, and have been trying out some tutorials. Then it started crashing whenever I created a new image! argh! So after a bit of searching and a pointer from a bug report I tried replacing the GTK+ installation I had obtained with gaim with a new one from the gimp installer page. One restart later, problem solved. I like open sauce. Closed source software companies don't tend to be keen on publishing problems, even when people have resolutions to offer.
A small insight into Tim's life.