I don’t know if it’s just me or anything, but I don’t think that the essence of web designing is only for it’s visual purpose.
Imho, a good web site should not be based on how good the graphic used was made. Of course the images used are very important, as to that fact that I am very particular with details, I still think that graphic alone doesn’t make a website. Regardless of for whatever purpose it may serve, may it be a personal site, a blog, a portfolio, a company website or whatever, there are several things you need to consider to make a “good website” too. Like, you should take into note the speed of your website, how visible the texts are despite it being viewed in different monitors, how well thought of and organized are the pages and the navigations, how it follows the standard XHTML and CSS, how clean the codes are and how semantic they can possibly be.
I’m not saying this as a web developer, rather, as someone who feels that just because you’re a good graphic artist doesn’t make you a “great” person when it comes to making a website. I don’t need thousands of images to make a good website. I can make a clean and beautiful website by the least amount of images with the power of XHTML and CSS.