So I have seen quit a number of anti-core "artwork" and journals and I mean to ask but one question: Where exactly is the difference between "Core" and "premium"? The answere: There is none, you pay dA some money and you get some extras, like an ad-free site. The only horsefoot to the whole thing is the price. Oh-My-Gawd 50$ per Year? I could buy like a whole video game for that (or 4 video games, if I am smart). I do understand that upping the prize is unpleasant, however - now please open your earholes up - you don't have to! If you don't like core, the rest of dA is still free and if you are in a position where you feel like you actually need core, then you are proberbly a professional Artist who can spare 50$ a year.
But I might be wrong, so please if you are a professional, whos budget is so tight that he can't afford core feel free to let me know.
I'm just trying to set things in perspective and please...please don't be against core just because it's new and you don't like change, that is the way of the ignorant.