Music and photos are better managed with other apps indeed. Files that are updated often (office, graphics, code etc) are also better managed with apps like Dropbox.
Evernote used to work great for visual inspiration and reference though. Things like screenshots, image-heavy articles and images saved from the web are not something you want to keep with ordinary photos.
Right-clicking an image in the browser to save it to EN with a link to the source automatically attached is really convenient for collecting.
Having 1 note represent a whole project with a bunch of similar images and some textual description is something no photo-managing app can give you.
Tutorials where you have 1 key image and a lot of text and additional images explaining how to get there are also best found visually but can't go into a photo app.
Advanced tagging and search are also a huge plus when you are looking for that 'contact form screenshot from the You-Name-It site'.
I've collected thousands of images with Evernote throughout the years. In many ways the benefits of this app are impossible to reproduce. But none of this matters when browsing this carefully collected data is such a pain. It wasn't always this way. The Evernote I began to use did have the thumbnails that were
non-cropped (full & kept the aspect ratio)
had non-intrusive titles
stood well against the darker gray background
That worked really really well, I used it and I paid for it. And I can't understand why making things so unusable was such a high priority to start with.
It's the decision the EN team made though and I did not come here to demand they accommodate my particular needs. Just letting the OP know that waiting and hoping can take a bit of forever in this case.