I am from Hydian Way and like to thank the OP for posting this.
We have a great community and for a PVE server have no trouble starting a warzone. The community is great and willing to help with anything from World Bosses to HM Flaspoints.
With D3 released and subscriptions down we do notice a decline in active people online and to prevent this from becoming a dead server we do need new people when transfers are coming.
Like the OP stated a lot will be transferring to the more popular servers, that is why i like the arguments the OP pointed out for being on a overpopulated server.
Want to keep a fun server with a good community alive, come join us at Haydian Way