I'm trying my best to like Eclipse, but to me it feels difficult even just trying to navigate it. In some places it takes several clicks to accomplish what only takes one click in old green dA.
And what happened to the preview images on my literature submissions? They were replaced with these boring letters of the first word in the title.
They say they're going to phase out ads, but then what is this big ugly white box that's so glaring on the black background? I've been on dA for 8 years, I don't need a "welcome to deviantart" ad on my profile and in notifications reminding me to check out the Explore page
It feels like they're taking all the customization away. I know they'll let us have one customization box (more if you buy core, which I'm not after mine expires this month), but it doesn't feel the same.
Maybe it's just my slow internet, but Eclipse seems to take FOREVER to load anything. My profile page, notifications, browsing, waiting for images to load. Also everything just seems so HUGE! I use mainly desktop because... well, I draw on desktop, so why would I submit anything from my phone? The only thing I do on mobile dA is check messages. Occasionally I will browse and fave, but not very often at all. Most of my faves come from people I watch. I don't use the app anymore because it has so many issues itself (like constantly logging me out and the fave button randomly popping up while I scroll past deviations, making me accidentally fave things I didn't want to). So I use the browser version.
Anyway, having to scroll so much just to go through my notifications is a pain. Heck even just writing this status was a pain, I had to switch back to old dA because trying to add these images to the status wasn't working.
Sorry for ranting. It's just aggravating and I really hope they improve A LOT of Eclipse before making the permanent change. I am on other platforms, but dA is where I get the most traffic, although even here people don't seem to be as active anymore. I can't seem to get any of my other art accounts to gain traction