It seems that dA finally implemented the changes we beta testers have spoken out against(but not in great enough numbers, obviously).
I've been living with the changes since, well, the testers got them. Personally I don't like it because they've now separated all the information into two places instead of keeping it in one. There are other things that I dislike(everything) because they just can't keep their site simple any longer. The devs feels that they need to compete with other social media sites and, in truth, I don't think they do. There's no reason to take any cues from other social media sites; people who use them may hate their layout and feel but no one knows. I dislike FB more than dA and I can't even begin to understand tumblr. Twitter, so far, is the only site that I like because of its one purpose. dA needs to figure out what it needs to be and so far it has been turning farther and farther away from art and more the placating what seems like a minority(because the people speaking against changes always feels like it's the majority in the comments of site updates).
Sadly, dA is all about numbers. If you don't like something you shouldn't just sit back and accept it. Say something, even if it's only a few words. Everyone receives the site updates, everyone
. You have plenty of chances to voice your opinion or agree with others if you do not know what to say. You don't always have to make an argument, sometimes you can simply say, "Glad to see you're making changes but personally don't appreciate or agree with them because they do not fit my needs."
If you don't like the changes dA has made here is a solution:
I found someone who did something similar to get rid of the 'more like this' thing dA forced on everyone as well as adds when I wasn't a paid member. I will also be implementing this code to change my nav bar back to what it should be and what I want it to be.