Most of the old rwz teams, and the people who seemed to live on the forums declaring how noobish everyone is, have quit. Good, the majority were self important *******s
I login to the game at any time between 6pm-1am, and theres 2/3 instances of the fleet with regular warzone pops, the playerbase is a lot different to how it used to be, and the majority aren't on par with the older players sure, but thats also because most of them haven't been playing for long enough to know each of the different ACs, and how to counter them. There seems to be more people playing normal warzones now than before, and regardless of people saying they dont count, normal warzones make up 90% of this games pvp.
Give it a few months, things will seem a lot better than they do now, pvp-wise.