I have no idea if anyone else has noticed that, but did you also notice that the price vs art relatives did drop down a way too much too?
For example these days nearly none wants you to pay for art with real money, or when you offer something for points everyone wants the stuff for 100
or less which is just a few cents!
Seriously I find that crappy of people. Either they are not really rich or they are little kids not knowing what work is worth. Someone who works on an image for some days, should get at least 20$ or more for their painting, or if it is a really good painting with background, shading etc and good skills it would be worth much more.
But um, yeah people more like to spend 70$ and more for random adoptables or custom character flats from famous artists.
They would go cheaper when they search for a good skilled artist who is not famous LOL but that´s just my 2 cents.
What I mean is, let's have a look at the many small icons people do commissions for.
Um 10 points for an animated icon? LOL that´s just 10 cents, so in € cent it would maybe be 1 or 2 € cent you would earn in reality after paying paypal fees.
I think when they are made good they are worth 100 - 200 points, or when they are animated 200 - 500 points, depending on how and what the characters are.
The newcomers who offer those commissions are underpricing themselves and also ruin the prices for other people too.
Just my opinion :-/