new DA main page shows "what's hot" at the top and therefore gives more potential favs to artwork that is already well-known, and those who are little-known or new to DA have little chance to get any feedback (like, a lot of it actually came from people who randomly looked at the main page and noticed something nice). Bravo, DeviantArt!
I am sorry in advance for a possible storm of Elves in my gallery. I've just read three Tolkien books in a row and am reading 4th one and am yet to read another one.* And then more and more, if I manage to get 'em in my hands. Tolkien Elves are best Elves.
*Unless you count LotR as one big book, like Tolkien would.