You are not the worst, but yeah, you are one. It's just so visually distracting and sort of visually "assaulting" for lack of a better word, and I feel bad about being oversensitive to it. But I look at a computer screen all day and visit the forums every now and then and it just wears on my tired eyes.
I really do appreciate the replies. I got a PM telling me that if I use AD-Block Plus I can right-click on an offending animated avatar and choose "Block Element" and it will do those on an individual basis. It may end up being a long list, but hopefully it won't slow down browsing too much.
When I did that Block Element thing, it added the following to the Filter list: