After a lengthy absence from this site, I've come back and cleaned everything: 75% of the people I was "watching" I no longer watch. Why? Simply because there was just too much and I no longer have the time nor the desire to dedicate so much time to looking at art I don't have time to comment on. So I've unwatched a bunch and I will try to focus more seriously on those I still watch. The trimming process isn't over, I'll keep removing everyone I don't really know or whose art I don't really like.
Worry not, I suspect most of these don't even use their accounts anymore. I've been here since 2005 and I don't know how or why I've added so many people. I used to be able to check everything everyone made, but at one point I lost hold and within a week I had hundreds of pieces to look at. I didn't want to spend an hour or more checking all that out, so I didn't. Same thing the following week, so on and so fourth. Eventually I had thousands of pieces to see and that's when I mostly gave up on even trying. Until yesterday.
Now I have a nice and neat zero next to my envelope icon. If I have commented on your work before, chances are I will comment again on your new work. At least that is my intention.
As to my own work, I'm rather ashamed. Ashamed of not having done anything, but worse than that, also ashamed of the work that I've actually done in the past. Looking back, I'm liable to cringe quite a bit. You can thank God I've resisted the urge to show your my Warhammer 40,000 modelling skills... (Or did I? I don't even remember...)
If I have removed you from my watch list, it doesn't necessarily mean I dislike your work. The way I went about it is I removed names I didn't recognise, and since dA allows name changes, I may have removed you by accident. I'm sure I've accidentally removed artists I wanted to follow.
So, how's everyone?