Call me stupid but games are supposed to be fun.....If you go out and play a tennis match and lose it was still fun, if you play a golf match and lose you still have fun. I get that some people are steadfast in not switching and thats fine and their right to do so and there is nothing wrong with that, but to quit over it I will just never understand that.
For me..........I have played both sides, have been HC on both sides, met great guys/gals on both sides. Its fun. Its competitive fun........but in the end at the end of the workday I come here to let off the stress of the day which is NOT fun and play a game I have played since 2003 and unwind.
This is a special community that you will NOT see in any other game on the market. It is small, a lot of us have been here since the inception and we have regular interaction with the Devs, some on a personal basis and some have made lifelong friends.
I get people are frustrated or get frustrated over certain things, its human nature but in the end things ARE being addressed that in previous years were not, actual development on the game is being done now under XOOM and company so lets enjoy what we have and look forward to what will come. There is no "perfect" balance but be glad we are all still here 17 yrs later.