Logging into Alexstrasza Horde-side is like walking into a severely under-active pool hall, and while there are a few people playing there, they can't break for shit, and lord knows they can never pull off a combo. I logged into the realm today and saw the absence of activity everywhere I looked. /who Karazhan. 1 guild run. /who Gruul's. Nobody. I slash-who'd a number of other places only to find a fraction of what would be found on healthy servers. Hell, even RA seems to have lost a great deal of it's steam lately. The other day, I noticed Crusher and Raeka in Shadowmoon Valley together, sans any other member of RA. Might have something to do with it? History says "yes," but I digress.
While this may sound strange, Alex's inactivity has been rather refreshing lately. There's no pressure to login, no stress when I D/C, no problem when I can't make a raid etc. In all reality, it makes enjoying the game much easier for me, and I dig that. I can't imagine feeling like I HAVE TO login again. That was such a terrible feeling, and if I transferred off of this server, that's probably how I would find myself feeling again. That is why I chose to stay vs. hitting up end-game in the big time. It's just not worth it.
I guess what I'm trying to say is that I'm not going anywhere anytime soon with my toon. I'm happy how things are going now and want to continue enjoying the game for what it is (a game) and not for what it shouldn't be (a job). So, yeah, maybe I'll be missing out on some great content and gear, but I'd rather play pool on my terms than on someone else's. It's just better that way.