I almost feel like this site has gotten too big for its own good. DDs constantly go to the same few, popular people. Features go to artists "that made it"--which also happen to be the same few popular artists that were popular before they went pro. "Community" translates into "who can spend the most time posting in the forums to become popular", and so on.
I guess I just got left behind. It doesn't feel like dA anymore, but it's turned into a commercial, money-generating machine. Understandable, you need money to support so many members, but I don't feel as welcomed here as I used to.