What can I say that hasn't been said already? I can say "it's not the same", but I've probably just grown of age to realize how bad the site has been from the start. deviantART doesn't feel like a community for artists to grow. It feels like I'm standing in a cave and shouting in the dark when I attempt to do something on this website.
Also, and nobody has questioned me about it but, when I talk ab out how bad the site has become I do not mean the staff. The staff are unpaid volunteers who get verbally abused on a daily basis, but they keep their positions because of their love for art and the art community. They have a job I couldn't imagine taking up and I wish them all the luck in their careers.
Here are other websites you can find me if you so choose to, in order of activity.