Jesus. I just sorta stumbled upon whuteverthehell is going on here, and just...YIKES. Been on DA for many, many years. (9, in fact, combining both my accounts on here) and this core thing is justtttt... fantastic. In a sarcastic way. I don't want you to think i support it, I think it's gonna put it in the ground. But if you guys ever want to go into business, just look at what deviantart does, then do the opposite.
So jesus, where is the best place for artwork now? I'd say tumblr has it's options, but I mostly have to keep my head down and follow bird blogs, dinosaur blogs, and other art blogs because again, YIKES, most of tumblr is nearly uninhabitable.
DA's never really been a fantastic site for commerce - the age of people here is low. It's a hip place for HIP KIDZ. (not so much hip kidz with money) You go to DA to browse, look around, get inspiration, etc. Which this site inspired me to actually get my act together and start painting/ drawing, and the inspiration here pushed me further and faster than any other site. I love DA. I have very fond memories of DA, but like having a grandmother with Alzheimers, they're not really the same person nowadays, and submerging yourself in nostalgia won't help anyone, and it sure won't help Ol' DA from hiding all the spoons.
Conceptart? .... nnnn.... no.
Reddit? I like to consider reddit my sort of...vacation home. Or maybe a secretive lover. My torrid affairs with ShittyKickstarters and CrappyDesign shouldn't mix with Andrea L Radeck, Professional illustrator who sometimes wags around her artwork around on the MTG subreddit. Not to mention the sort of uprising fiasco thing going on there, too.
What else is there? C'mon kids, help old lady Alradeck around the internet. You kids still like DOS, right? Gosh I remember DOS. and SimAnt. Love me some goddamn simant.