I originally had concerns about server merges as I thought it would exceed the limit of people allowed on one server and create massive queue times, but since Harbringer and Pot5 etc are having multiple instances of every single planet including 800 on fleet, I have absolutely no doubts that this is the best option for us now.
Server merge is our best option. We had our small influx of players to check out 1.5 but they will bleed out again and we will be back to where we are. They really need to combine our pop becuase all that are left are ppl whi want to play the game, which 99% are subscribers. It seems to me that it would make good business sense to merge. Ild imagine that one server would be cheaper to run and they would have a healthy subscriber number to support it.