What got me to stick around was all the awesome art I always got to see. Though I was absent on here for several months, when i got the chance I would check it out every now and then.
I was never a artistic person when it came to pen and paper. Something I always wanted to get into as a hobby was photography. So when I finally was able to get me a decent camera this past year, I finally was able to start posting my own stuff.
Also unlike other sites, DA has a great community. There maybe people who give people a hard time here and there but that is on any site you go on.