I'll tell you why I'm not and will not be annoyed by Nimrodel's 'small' population. High populations => high population of jerks. High populations => higher probability of lag.
Originally Posted by Geldeger
It is not the population but the people. I find Nimrodel to be a much nicer place, for me, than Dwarrowdelf. Dwarrowdelf has about 4 times the population. I am in a large and active kin. Stuff gets run when people want to run it. People will drop what they are doing, reasonably often, to run stuff with you. It is a matter of being nice and polite.
Case in point. I was happily rolling along and I got a nice request for help. Yes, I stopped to help a lower level player get something done. Yes, it was a team instance. I had a nice time and made a friend. I hope he is able to get his small kin to make an alliance with the kin I'm in. I'm not an officer and have no clout whatsoever. Still, character matters and a part of character is being a pleasant person.
"No sadder words of tongue or pen are the words: 'Might have been'." -- John Greenleaf Whittier
"Do or do not. There is no try." -- Yoda
Indeed, in a world and life full of change, the only constant is human nature (A is A, after all :P).
We old vets need to keep in mind those who come after us.