Other than the ferns, what you guys are describing is called CGHub.
- A large row of recent staff-picked art at the top, which also shows occasional links to the community activities
- A changing grid of recently popular art, which can be customized to show newest art or most popular of all time, and sorted into 2D or 3D. Even better, it's only visible on the homepage, so it's easily accessible but doesn't clog up your viewing space or load time anywhere else.
- An image gallery for each user arranged chronologically, new-old.
- A somewhat customizable personal page for each user (hey, you can have ferns!), which has thumbnails of recent art and favorites at the bottom like DA.
Plus all the usual forum stuff of course, though it's very quiet there compared to here. And what do you know, CGHub doesn't censor CA links! Sad that the reverse cannot be said. Also, as far as I know, it's never been down. Certainly not for what, a month? Two? Sheesh.
Oh, and I shouldn't forget:
- A quite high caliber of art. Just about every big professional that I've heard of is on there.
[Edit] - Wow, I should go into advertising.