Well, in my book, talent is more important. And this person definitely has that, but you do have a good point. There are lots of talented people out there. Sadly, their talent goes un-noticed because they lack popularity. But, that is just the way things go.
I love your photos. You definitely have some creative talent. I think this individual is just treating this as a numbers game. Yes, you do have over 2 million views, but you also have been here 6 years and have over 1,000 deviations. You have worked your butt off indeed and your popularity is well deserved. I think some people just become jealous of other peoples popularity.
I apologize if I sound resentful. I didn't mean it that way, I am just saying there are plenty of other very talented people out there who deserve just as much recognition, that's all. Just poor choice of words on my part.