I think it was you that told me about Shadowness a few months back. I'm not sure why I didn't join sooner to be honest because I'm loving it so far. There doesn't seem to be any of the dramas or tantrums I associate with DA....and I've not seen one picture of Justin bloody Bieber yet so that's a big plus.
The gallery mods seem a lot warmer here aswell, far less detached and 'prefect' like as some on DA. I get the feeling this place is more about the art than status and popularity.
Ah now I've been hearing some good things about Google+ but I've not checked it out for myself yet. I think from what I've heard it's by invite only though. Is it as good as they are saying?