People wonder why I don't spend much time on deviantART anymore - this should help answer that question. A photo I uploaded to dA over a week ago has a whopping 5 views and 1 fave. A photo I uploaded to flickr yesterday has 251 views and 9 faves.
Or, to put it another way, my photo with the most faves on dA is one I uploaded 7 years ago last month and has 5,277 views in 7 years; my photo with the most faves on flickr is one uploaded 7 years ago next month and has 11,477 views.
Now, granted, I belong to far more groups on flickr than I do on dA, but flickr makes it far, far, far easier and more intuitive to add photos to groups, and I get far more interaction through those groups than I do any on dA. I also get lots more comments on flickr than on dA, and overall I find the community there is far better and more encouraging than it is here.