his opinion is not wrong he is simply exaggerating. it will take time for his opinion to come true but it will without any doubt eventually be true. for you to deny this means you either cant understand the meaning or you are unable to interprete the intention behind it. ie the more players that bleed away the faster the server will die
or on some weird world you live in believe that more new players will start playing this game when there was little to absolutely NO advertisment over the year to anyone but gamesite viewers
tldr: if you allow a dedicated portion of the population to leave this server will fail alot faster then it should
Let me put it this way: Merge or not, server transfers off APAC to my new home or not. I will not be coming back to play on a new Super PvE Oceanic server.
Also, by saying that you agree with his prediction, means you are logically against the future implementation of paid server transfers....