Don't get me wrong, we've always had great artists too.
Now you've got people going "oh my god, have you looked at the image/ip ratio? People are asking for more than one thing!" There's dudes that abuse the fuck out of those threads expecting commission-level stuff and treating every other request as competition, but fuck, in the early days you showed up and went "Daredevil, but he's a bear" ( >>121361933
) and a few minutes later went "hey, what would Static look like as a girl?" Nobody gave a damn, because sure sometimes you got a gem, but there were no expectations, and even the silly sketches were in good fun. Ah well, no turning back the clock.