I agree with Rydi..it's discouraging enough that deviants don't promote their own contributions within our communities just because of a symbol they lack.
Weren't you suggesting manga artists for DD's and giving them weekly spotlights in your journals? Didn't need a symbol for that..just your respect for their work, your passion for manga and anime, and a Premium Membership.
Keep up your own ideas to liven the gallery, dear. There are, and will be, plenty of people that will root for you and be grateful.
Sorry for being misunderstood, I wasn't calling you discouraging. Rather, I meant it's not good to think that your efforts aren't worthy enough until you have a hat. You've gone through about 3 symbols during your time on DA and all the features you've done this far are inspirational and are appreciated by many. All I mean is keep up your good work even if you aren't a CV yet.
That and when you are back online 100% with your computer. There are still many ways you can shine Manga/Anime, just create them!!