Thanks, Greg -- I will come up with a work-around.
It just kind of makes me grind my teeth when an "optional" feature isn't optional. I don't get why, when I disable it in my master template, it has been programmed to keep coming back on anyway.
I understand why this new gallery feature has value. I received a nice e-mail back from support to that enumerates about 10 reasons I should like the feature.
What I DON'T like is how it overwrites what I want to do. That, to me, isn't right.