I made a thread about this just a few days ago myself.
100 percent pve/pvp merge. I'd definately be okay w/ not ganking lowbies for a healthy population.
But I also thought let the RP guys have their own server. This is also 100 percent out of respect for them, cause I know as sure as **** that many players from PVE/PVP would love to troll that /1 so viciously... I couldn't see it working at all :/
If you had moderators for the rp channel it's easy to move past, they just use the rp channel/group up and kick people who are trolling. And their is an ignore button for a reason, I mean lets be real they probably already get trolls on their server as it is. Nothing will stop trolls.