I voted "never watching" to be worse, cause I kinda think that if my idol watches/notices me even once, it's a way of saying that they appreciate me, they have clicked my page open from hundreds of other pages and they have liked it. As I see the unwatching can be about many things: maybe they're cleaning their lists and really just cutting off most of it cause there's just so many and they can't keep an eye out for everyone, even if they'd love the art. Or maybe it's and accident. I don't think anyone is unwatching anyone just to be cruel or disrespectful in purpose.
But if my idol NEVER EVER notices me and I keep commenting and supporting them, I feel like the artist doesn't care. Though sometimes it's also understandable if their main page isn't dA or if they're just super famous and adored and busy.
I really don't mind if they unwatched, i mean watches doesnt equal friendship and if you dont like the style of my art anymore or what im spamming art of then I could understand it.
There are like so many circumstances under unwatching that its like, i get it, theres a reason and its cool. We can chat elsewhere, but ignoring me seems so harsh and out of the blue i'd feel so neglected and i'd probably freak out wondering if i did something wrong or did something happen?
-- And i mean ignore ignore like they are active, doing stuff, what not, but ignoring messages or unadding me in everything its just ??; if they were taking some space then yknow everyone does that its fine.
I got to the point where I would leave detailed comments, favorite, support them, they were like, "oh you're so wonderful" and got nothing in return. I know it's sooooo petty but I just wanted them to watch me, follow me, and see how I grow. And after a full year of that I figured it just came to me buying stuff from them and that's all they cared about. So I moved on. I now only have 1 person I admire and that's it. I'm annoyed at how much "idols" will ignore those who really try to befriend them because they see them as beneath them. Happens way too often.