I am not on DA to collect faves and comments...................although they do help with motivation. (Having said that though, I believe if you can't motivate yourself, no-one else can.) I am on DA to share my art, admire others talents and give and get inspiration................and to meet all you wonderful creative souls out there!
Hah, I almost had a heart attack once when I opened my page and it was completely empty, no deviations, no favorites. I'm not sure what I'd really do. I don't think I'd leave DA unless all my DA friends decided to do so. I would be pissed off to no end, of course. And probably I would keep an eye for other places too, but leaving... Nah, I wouldn't.
I was a little ticked when I saw all the 0's but then I just laughed and thought typical DA glitches what can you do. It would definitely be interesting to see who'd rise to popular heights with everyone on an even playing field and what styles of art shine through now that ten years of established faves and perceived popular styles no longer stand in their way or overshadow them. It would've definitely been interesting.