I can perceive how this is a problem -- and for people reading this and looking to role on the most populated server; pass this over and go Dalborra.
Anybody reading this will likely have already noticed the lack of activity on this server's forum (compared to Dalborra) and smelled a rat. I strongly suspect that the population indicator is being deliberately manipulated to persuade new F2P players to roll on GD. There does seem to be a lot of activity on some of the starter planets so maybe the ploy is working. Judging by most of the character names, the RP rule-set isn't what attracted them.