Hi Rob; at the risk of swimming against the tide here, I have a couple of thoughts for you. As a newbie, it could be really useful to have a couple of SVG files to experiment with. I see that Easel provides a few files that would be helpful to the newbie. It is probably a good thing that Carbide Create does not come overloaded with a lot of SVG files. Maybe a button that takes the user to the SVG file library would be handy for users and all that is required.
My own view is this: It is relatively easy to find and adapt SVG files. Some people will not be as happy with library choices that constrain them and may well prefer to choose the images they actually want to use. I have yet to be convinced that there is a case for reinventing the wheel, given how many clipart libraries actually exist and which can and do supply all manner of files for free.
Enlarging upon the idea that CC may be able to point the user to the Carbide collection of design elements, would it be viable to consider pointing users to other well known libraries of images? This could potentially assist Tracy in keeping her to do list short.
I think @Julien also made a good point about having some images/area that would be less USA centric. My own take is that when I have an idea and I am looking for an image to illustrate the idea, I would rather be in control of the creative process so that I do not feel squashed into an idea that someone else has thought of and given life as an illustration.