Although they've been moving in that direction for quite a while now, the deviantArt admins have made it painfully clear with their latest update that they have no regards whatsoever for the needs and wants of their paying customers, the very artists who they depend upon for their continued existence. As you may have heard, they even went so far as to release an official statement to their community beta testers stating that "We have heard your feedback, and we don't care. Neener neener neener.
" (I'm paraphrasing, of course).
In light of this, I have reached the admittedly somewhat saddening decision to leave deviantArt once and for all. Because, let's face it, they'll never learn. It isn't about the customers. It isn't about the artists. It isn't about creating a quality, user-friendly art-hosting website that people actually like to use and it never has been. It's about the investors. It's about the bottom line. Well, they're not getting my bottom line anymore.
I'll miss you guys, the community, but I simply cannot continue to patronize a site with this sort of disgraceful management, unless they decide to clean up their act in a shorter time than it takes me to find a replacement site and finalize my departure, I'm leaving and never looking back.