In the last few years DA's share of global net traffic has been dropping off quite steadily and significantly - not really surprising given how much competition is out there now in terms of art websites.
Here's some of the data here: www.alexa.com/siteinfo/deviant…
Note as well DA's rank has dropped 16 places in the last 3 months alone. I've been noticing this as well in terms of the raw number of views my work has been getting too (though the fav/view ratio has been going up dramatically, which is kinda the only important one to me). When I got a DD a few months ago the piece got less than 5,000 views, where in the past for DD's I got 15-25k in that same 24 hours.
Anyway, I'm getting side tracked. Where are you going now for your art fix?
I've started using Behance, Creattica and Pinterest a lot more, simply because concentration of quality is so much higher. While I still come back to DA for the people I watch, it has become very rare for me to actively browse the website for new content.