I think it goes to music, "Another one bites the dust". I am sorry to see someone in probable financial difficulties but you are exactly right in addressing it as the "beach whales syndrom". I am lucky in that I have 64 bit MASM which is a truly magnificent tool but I personally use PB for many of my simpler tools and little of this type of stuff is dependent on having to use 64 bit so it will remain useful to me for years to come. I try to support the PB forum but it has the same dynamics that has progressively turned it to trash for years and the practitioners of this nonsense will keep tearing it down until every decent programmer has vacated the place.
I hope Drake and Co can get it up and going again but I am not going to hold my breath waiting and the longer it flounders, the less chance there is for me to bother as 64 bit MASM can do just about anything as long as you put enough work into it.
I have just asked Jose and its reasonable to ask you as well as you have done a lot of work in GDI+ as well, where I can find enough examples or technical data to get some more GDI+ up and going in 64 bit MASM. I have Jose's help file and some MSDN stuff from about 2003 but I don't have enough information to get the context of how to use it. I have loading a disk image and loading a resource image up and going but it would be useful to be able to do a bit more, tasks like saving bitmaps back into PNG or JPG format as well as some of the display graphics capacities. Any suggestion here would be welcome.