I guess it would depend on the intent of the repo if it would be a problem. Is this meant to be able to be a "download and develop" type of repo right out of the box, or will it be a repo that contains what you need to get started but final file structure of your project is up to you. In the latter case, folder depths would be of no concern as its expected the person using it to develop will have made their own structure to their needs of the assets.
i agree with this
using an versioning system implies that everyone who downloads the assets will be using them as is in their current structure or otherwise would involve the annoying process of having to deconstruct someone elses preferred structure to re-esemble ones own
personally i would MUCH rather simply have gallery of assets that can be browsed and picked from in a more modular manner
also @whitewolf hahaha that was exactly what i was thinking when i read that bit about the 99%
sooooo is this whole shared repo thing dead? its been quite a while since anyone has mentioned anything here :/