I know I'm not super active on here in terms of submitting art or even writing journals but I get on this website everyday to check notifications and the deviations. I've been on this site for 13 years tomorrow. It's still one of my favorite websites, even if a lot of people complain about it.
So my thoughts on Eclipse? Not super keen on it at the moment. It's very sleek and nice looking, and I understand that DA is trying to keep with the times, but it takes away all customization.I love profile customization a lot, and not getting to have that anymore really bums me out. You have a timeline-esque picture at the top of the screen much like Facebook and Twitter and your avatar is bigger (I'm a fan of the latter). Getting 20% off on prints is neato too even though I don't buy prints lol.
I've seen so many people pour time and effort into css and stamps and so much more only for it to go to waste with this update. DA wants to give all artists an even playing field when it comes to profiles but I find this to be unfair. A person's profile has never influenced my decision to look at their art. You could have the most boring looking profile but if your art is good then I'm sold.
What's the point of even paying for a core membership if I'm going to be losing all of the benefits? Sure it puts everyone on even footing in a sense but why bother to continue to pay for core? I guess that saves me $15 every 3 months at least.
I know they say that you should give change a chance, but I don't dig this one and probably never will unless they make some major changes. Eclipse is still in its infancy so maybe there will be some adjustments. Here's hoping!