So when I took a quick scroll through my message center today I noticed there sure where a lot of senior members that messaged me since the last time I checked. Took me a while to notice that it was actually my username that had the icon -- and that name sure is all over the place in my own message center (for those that are wondering; I wasn't fully awake yet).
Seems like I've been awarded senior membership!
Which is, according to descriptions, something more or less similar to winning a community award. In the sense that you can't buy one and the only way to get one is to get awarded one by DeviantArt.
The reasons of why I got such an award are pretty much shrouded in mystery (and that's for a reason, for as far as I could understand).
But to all who suggested or supported me; thanks a lot!
It's great getting so much positive feedback from the community.
(I still have to get used to the new icon, though. I've had the beta icon for 3 years and I'm a creature of habit XD)