None. I generally don't gamble and take a wait and see approach to things. Personally, I don't care either way - it does not have a bearing on what I will buy in the store or affect my enjoyment of the game if they have an event or not.
That's a complete copout.
Either you think we'll get a Life Day Event or you don't, which is it?
Supposition is just that. We can also surmise that the core playerbase that remains are filled with enough whales to not make total number of subs matter. In the end, whether the game is in maintenance mode or not may not bother the core playerbase. GW1 has been that way for 3-4 years now.
No that's actually
how the Freemium model works.
Maintanance mode isn't good, yes some will play it still, but they will be playing a zombie-game and there won't be many of them.