As for transfers, Jung Ma is/was the perfect server for people who wanted both PvP and RP and didn't want to compromise. The day they add transfers or merge this server is the day that kind of player gets screwed over. It's sad.
It's true. Most RP-PvPers also understand that a different kind of person signs up on a RP-PvP server t'start with.
I'm unsure what would help the server grow in population, and how much F2P will help.