If someone new becomes popular real fast (I mean their stats just skyrocket) but their art is not near the "pro level" (whatever it means) they are torn apart by the community - if it's the right way to put it. Sometimes they can't take it and they leave this site.
I've seen at least 5 people go down like that and I'm disappointed because I liked their art. Is this phenomenon just a deviantart thing? I don't use other social sites as frequently as this one.