I received many comments that made me see that many people misunderstand the idea of a splitted DeviantART. I made further explanations at the end of the journal.
Lately I wrote an article about the recent changes on DA - Bye bye, Popularity! - not really knowing what was going on. Now hq released an article about the recent site updates that sheds light upon some of my questions.
Summarized: Deviantart is using an algorithm called "Fair Exposure"to showcase the most popular art on the front page. The task is to expose a varied cross-section of all kind of art concerning styles, genres and art forms - meaning not biased toward any topic, yet still based on popularity.
But as many of us have realized - this is not working very well. I