Hmm I dunno. So many people have resubbed that quit back in Jan/Feb, not just to see the new content.
problem is stevo your stats are only 1 side of the coin
the republic got like 20 people to make the fleet population 50 instead of 30.
f2p will just cause the same drop it did in feb people will get to 50 realise they cant be ****ed to pay for a massive grind then leave about 30% stick around according to past experience
oh and we arnt the lowest the rp server has the worst population in the game