I have started posting my skins and mods on Curse.com for the following reasons:
1. Using the Curse Client, mod installation and updating is greatly simplified. The client places the mod in the correct location, in addition to keeping you informed of updates. You are not required to use the Curse client if you do not wish. Mods can be downloaded and installed the “old fashioned” way without any problems. It seems most people were having issue with were to install, so the Curse client simplifies that for many.
2. Curse provides “reward” points based on the number of downloads of a mod. These points can be redeemed for gift cards. While earnings are low, it does help off-set the cost of the game.
So check out Curse and try using the client.
But most of all, enjoy yourself.