I'm looking at it now, it's a white background and an image at the top of the page. Looks very clean to me. I don't see a full-page image as you describe.
Regarding who's right... I'd look at it like this. I (as a consumer) may hire all sorts of professionals to do work for me (a doctor, an architect, a plumber, whatever). I am paying for their expertise. But if I chose to ignore their knowledge, that's my prerogative - I'm the one paying for it after all.