From the desk of Aapis:
Every few months I pop in to see what's new and exciting around here. So far I am disappoint. Forums are the same, people are the same, art is the same, the site even looks the same. It used to be different many moons ago, you could disappear for a month and come back to a whole new version of dA and 14,000 new people to troll.
Seems like it's stagnated a bit over the past decade.