Personally i dislike Deviantart, even though I've considered making one just for fun
I think, for a lot of decent artists, it shoves them into this corner where they honestly believe that this is the beginnning and end of art appreciation. There are so many galleries, design firms, and anything else that could really use the talents of these people, but instead they get into this system where they strive first and foremost for prominence within DA. I get it, but its not for people who really want to do something with their art.
The Firelord to Hawk's Galactus