Please, give everyone a free transfer token as a gift. I joined LOTRO about one and a half years ago choosing the then recommended server Dwarrowdelf.
This could be a very very long post, but I will try to keep it to the point. Let me start by saying that I am extremely sad and disheartened by how things are in LOTRO. Turbine is a great company with much potential and I am sure you are doing the best you can to make the most of your recources, but this doesn't change the fact that my server (Dwarrowdelf) is dead for group content and has been so for a long time now. A lot of raiders and instance-people have left and found a better home. Glff has on average 22 people online during the day, and it is as you said, only a very small fraction of those people is willing to group for instances. It is a pain, and often impossible, to find people to make marks and medalions.
I don't have a precise number but I estimate that I have spent nearly $1000 on this game over the last 1.5 years. I've been vip multiple times, I've purchased tens of thousands of Turbine Points, I have bought every single expansion and/or quest pack to the last one of them. I am vip even now. But I'm sorry I'm not rich and I won't pay $25 for a chance to continue playing this MMO the way an MMO should be played. I feel this is wrong. I ask that you give me and everyone else a free transfer token as a gift. I would use that to transfer my main to a server that's still alive and continue playing that toon.
Yes, I am one of those people who like to play in groups. As I said I'm very very sad and disheartened right now because I've lost my friends first and finaly I lost the chance to find new ones. I could cry, really. Anyway, there it is. Please, give me a token to transfer, because I will not pay for it after what I have already paid and am paying even now. I still have some dignity left. Yes, the update will give us dailies, but it won't solve my problem.