Wow... never occurred to me we might not be seeing the same things. My apologies to all. Thanks to Curtis and the Admin dude for steering me straight.
Oh drat!, OK.
Thanks for all the help guys, I appreciate your time on such a silly issue. I was confused by the statement on the "Personalizing your Profile page" which states: "Choose from the standard set of images we provide, or, once you've reached the appropriate community rank, choose a custom avatar from your uploaded images (available to Contributor and higher levels mentioned above)."
Robot arm it is, for now.
Sorry for the confusion and thanks for pointing out the issue it should read " Distinguished Contributor" just one more rank for you.
I'll edit the FAQ and correct it.