My name is Facundo Diaz. I have been working doing background illustrations and concept artwork. I also worked with lots of independent musicians, writers and producers, doing book and cd covers. I usually do sci-fi orientated themed artworks but I have also done fantasy and comic works in the past.
Now that you mention it, it is true. I used to go back and forth from premium to regular deviant and asumed the feature was always present regardless of the state of your susbcription. So, my bad.
Still, I stand by my argument. That these features mean verry little for deviants, and you need to start concentrating more on the content itself rather than the website that holds it. Features are cool, sure, but Da has fallen into a spiral of irrelevancy since the last decade. The old model of the website is no longer working for you or us.
This was a regular feature on previous versions of DA. Making it a core member feature seems cheap. Make it a default feature for everyone like it used to be and add more statistics for core members, like time spent on each deviation, country, age, etc.
I know adds don't pay the bills anymore and you need to incentivate those paid subscriptions, but this is not the way.