1. The economy is crap, everybody is selling, nobody is buying, its a buyers market. meaning prices drop through competition, if u don't like the price of something, wait a bit, it will eventually be rock bottom prices, don't look to make alot of gold here.
2. The population has remained the same, maybe a slight decline, unfortunately, alot of skilled players have left this server, alot of new and never played before players have joined.
3. Some of the best pvp'ers were part of the ppl that have left on masse, from time to time, the horde have gotten organized to raid SW successfully, not that many allaince care, from time to time, I'll go to TB, not really sure why, kind of boring compared to an RBG, and does anyone even raid BH anymore?