If any of my watchers are planning their retreat from DeviantArt, you can follow me on Twitter instead. twitter.com/NeoZ7art
I do have other social media but please consider I'm most active here and on Twitter.
i actually considered scaling back my activity on deviantart because of the change <i>toward</i> being more like a social media feed. i really don't enjoy it! but it's the only site i've found that i can comfortably collect my art in a gallery, like you said, and i am afraid that over time we will lose that as da loses more and more of the functionality and streamlined-ness that helped me so much.
i get why people are leaving. they are hoping for that mysterious other site, somewhere out there, that works how this one used to. i won't leave, but man am i very unhappy about some of the changes.
I don't understand why people are leaving DeviantArt just because of Eclipse. Sure it has it's ups and downs, but there's no reason to leave! Because as JonTron once said:
"But why? Why would you do that?"
I hear you, I don't plan to leave this site either just because of a bad site design, I mean yes I have my gripes with it and I am not happy with how it functions, but still, this place has a community and there really isn't a viable alternative to it on the web at all in all honesty.