Update 18th June 2012: This article has been updated since it was first written with a lot of information removed. See below for the reasons.
In case you haven't noticed lately, there a LOT of web design galleries out there. I'd always kept bookmarks for the galleries I'd come across but recently while looking at one I noticed links to a lot of galleries that I hadn't heard of before. So I thought it might be worthwhile to investigate just how many there were out there. I came across a few blog posts with links to galleries but rather than just adding to the list and then publishing it, I thought I'd do a bit more investigation and analysis.