I get the feeling that questions under the Newest area get a lot more love than the Active or the Featured area because in short, that's where the most points to be made are. Does anyone else get this impression?
I would like to take a vote to see how many use Newest most versus Active most.
The reason I ask this is because I feel like active questions (and featured questions) don't really get the love they deserve. What's the point of putting a bounty on a question if you're likely to get more attention on it by deleting your original question and re-asking it (obviously bad practice and I wouldn't condone doing it) because then you'll move to the top of the newest stack? With the vote we'd be able to see whether or not people actually use the active stack which would bump featured items to the top.
With these results, we could determine if action is needed to better serve the community. I'll make two answers and then they can just be voted on.
EDIT: Thus far, it appears that I have simply been using the SE in a poor manner for the past year or so. The majority of users thus far use the active tab the majority of the time. No change appears necessary at this time.