Okay so, there have been a lot of people "sucked into the hype" that is weasyl, and yet they don't stick to their guns from moving from a much more awful, yet older, website.
A lot of views from folks I am hearing about who don't like Weasyl is the lack of instant gratification that FurAffinity offers. So, instead of sticking to the move, or posting here on top of wherever, they just leave entirely.
This is why the website is crawling. Because people aren't getting what they want immediately. I damn well know each one of these artists did not start in the spotlight when they first signed up for FA- but why try and rebuild that fanbase on a new website when you have it already?
Honestly, with the amount of utter crap FA has gone through, I am surprised it is even still around. Especially after the grossly insensitive way Dragoneer went and sold the website without an announcement. Or letting anyone who "shared ownership" know of it.
People are lazy when it comes to a new slate. Like I stated previously- why bother doing it all over again, when you have a following on FA? I get it. And it's sad but true- however, if everyone stuck to their guns and kept with Weasyl or whatever other alternative there is, that website would flourish.
People would rather stay on a website filled with lies and drama, then move off to something else, simply because "well everyone knows me here."
Anyway, this is just a rant. It's been a long time coming, considering a lot of folks not interested in the site/hate it because it's "slow" buildup of exposure.