I kid you not, at least on my server people may have left or did not continue from the open beta obviously it could also be people not playing on the weekend, which is normal for adults (only kids game on their weekends and the lonely hearts club)
I know they made a few new servers and the PVP ones are doing well, but I definitely see a server merger incoming for the PVEs. everyday I log in the channel 1 is always on low. there was like two other people with me in the elf city perhaps everyone else is taking it slow, but I dont think so as the game progresses there are so many options as to where you can go but that would still be reflected in the channel populations
I would say it depends on your level since your at the elf city I'm gonna guess that your at least level 40.I've noticed that most of the people's level seem to be like 32 or less cause when I'm in channel one dnd in those area I notice it's always high.
A diplomat... is a person who can tell you to go to hell in such a way that you actually look forward to the trip
One can hope that it reviews quite well on Gamespot, PC Gamer, Gamespy, or IGN, at which point it revitalises interest and brings on people who hadn't had a chance to play the beta who were on the fence or people who haven't heard of the game otherwise (it has nowhere near the marketting power GW2 and TOR had, let's be honest).