My current server Draenor EU PvE is a very bloated one. One of the highest populations in EU according to Warcraftrealms.com, and it's unbalanced. Even though the activity ratio appears to be pretty equal, there are in fact twice as many Horde as Alliance there. We felt that every day in Wintergrasp. The server is basically drowning in people. Guilds popping up everywhere, people hiding in every corner in Stormwind. Even the sky is crowded.
So thus I set out on a personal quest to find a server with far lower population, and a more or less good balance between the factions. My current candidate is Bladefist EU PvP. It's numbers are five times as low as Draenor, yet their raid progress is not. Nor the amount of Guilds doing well. Apparently bigger isn't better when it comes to realms, and talent doesn't increase with the population.
But I'm not ready to jump to the greener field on the other side just yet.
First of all, I have friends, alliances, guilds and 10 characters on Draenor. Secondly, I'm not going to move anything to my new realm before I have a guild waiting for me. Which means we're months away from a Norwegian speaking raid guild on Bladefist. Unless somebody else does it first, of course...
Incidentally, I've always wanted to experience the leveling process on a PvP realm. I've been shielded and sugarcoated in my carebear PvE existence - which I to my defense originally only chose because it was labeled "normal" - and it's finally time to play with the big boys. So I re-rolled on Bladefist! I didn't transfer my beloved Goldpaw, I can do that at a later date if I decide that the server lives up to my expectations. This time I merely rolled a brand new character with the intention to start from scratch! No high level main providing gold, bags, enchants and heirlooms. No friends, no guilds, not networks, no nothing. I start with nothing but my wits. And a complete duplicate of Goldpaw. Down to the skin color and hairdo, I've replicated my beloved Goldpaw! Even the name! If I decide to transfer the "real" Goldpaw, I'll simply rename the new one. But for now, a new Goldpaw is rising!