Journal Entry: Thu Dec 17, 2015, 10:25 PM
I've had what was once known as "premium" membership for roughly five years; usually renewing it every year around this time.
This will not be the case this year, nor any future years unless things change.
As many other users have expressed, Core membership is simply too expensive for what it offers - which is, essentially, nothing substaintial.
In my opinion, deviantArt has rapidly gone downhill in the past five years. When a new feature or "improvement" is added and receives negative feedback from the community, it seems the the backlash is completely ignored. Prime examples of this are the new logo and the changeover to Core.
Websites like this survive only because of their users, which makes me wonder why anyone in charge of such a website would continue to go against the feedback of so many of its members. The changes being made to dA are causing people to leave - not very helpful to the site is it?
I understand that they're trying to run a business, but a business certainly cannot operate without paying attention to the demands of its customers.
I still enjoy sharing art with people here, but I simply cannot justify spending $50 for ad-free browsing and a garish orange star by my username.