I agree with post but u cant say they made too many servers. no way they would have known the exact amount of players that would have subscribed but yeh i agree with the community self merging instead of waiting on BW
Of course they know how many players are going to play and how many are not playing anymore. Either way they need to start working on merges and free transfers ASAP.
I believe they are waiting for 1.2 to see how many will return before going for merges or xfers since those are signals of huge problems in a MMO.