I was not going to respond to this as I feel the thread belongs elsewhere, but however, being as it is, here is my two cents.
IMHO, numbers mean nothing, it is the quality of the kin member that is important. Just for the record, Council of Elders, and the two Kinships we are allied with, Ancient Alliance, and Secrets of Twelve are alive and active on the Imladris Server. We recruit here on this thread two or three times a year. Peace.