Just for the record, if anyone is like, upset about the front page/activity feed thing... you can just... not... set your homepage to it?
IDK how many people know about this, but there's the Channels option too? Yeah, the little TV box icon at the top, and if you wanted to, you can bookmark that as your dA "homepage" and custom-set whatever you wanna see? Like daily deviations, or better yet, keywords/tags for fandoms you're interested in following, like Tales of, or whole categories like animated films or whatever?
Like...? (lol my Abyss love runs strong, you see)
I'll admit I haven't visited the dA main page in years and years, hahahaha, I've always just set my url to deviantart.com/channels. I know it's not a total replacement for the front page or whatever but honestly it's always been good enough for me, hahaha.
(I'm just gonna go on ignoring the activity feed too, lol.)