Game and Destiny have just provided the opposing arguments for this decision.
Last year's system was images, but generating them one by one (and especially changing them if there were errors or typos) took a whole lot of time. Many voters who wanted to run some analysis on the data were also spending a lot of time typing in all the names and numbers, while I had it all in text in front of me on my spreadsheet.
I love graphs and visual displays. Blacksmith_Tony, I love what you have. The prettiness doesn't have to be grand, as I believe the graph itself already is a huge improvement over a table of values when quickly presenting information. The pie charts, for example, show me right away that J.C. Staff and Studio Deen are in second and third place in total votes; I don't have to look at all the numbers and sort or contrast them.
It's great inspiration to enhance the statistics portal better, so more members like Tony can make contributions to the site.
So I opted for text tables because it was much easier to update and adjust, and I believe the net level of convenience for users like yourselves is higher. Yes, you'll have to take a screenshot, crop it, and host the image on your own (Photobucket, Imageshack, etc.), but that takes a lot less effort overall than the constant re-typing of names as I've seen others do.
...However, if you can find me a PHP script that can auto-generate images from text/HTML tables, I will definitely consider it.