I'm sure all you've all got an inbox that's completely flooded with journals about the update, but here's one more.
It's bad enough that they preach their status as an art site, but then to go and tack an eyesore next to all of our usernames.. Actually, I think my favourite part about these new logos are that the Senior Members, Volunteers, and Staff get to keep their regular colours. Can't handle your own orange, dA?
But for all my vinegar, I probably could've learned to live with the icon change. It's the price change. 400 points for 1 month of Membership? I can't support that. I will never support that.
Because of that I'm sorry but from now on all of my commissions and adoptables and such will only be for PayPal. Points can only be used on DeviantArt, and I'll be damned if I'm giving this website what it wants. They crank up their costs with no reward or new features to any of us; what are we getting for these "Core" Memberships? Freedom to struggle through their sub-par browse function without Ads? No thanks. I'm done.
And they didn't even post a journal about the update. Their lack of advertising this only makes me feel more convinced that they are very much aware of how wrong this is.
If my roleplay groups fall through I'm moving to Tumblr; I'd rather put up with their drama than DeviantArt's moneygrabbing.