I may be harsh in my first comments about this and hot headed, but I always tried to share what is the best in my opinion for this server. I still think its the good thing to go first cross faction RDF and I'm glad staff changed their decision.
I would give later on my +1 on this, if we start losing more people and things don't get better, but the recent things which happened give me faith it will get better and we won't have to have full cross faction.
Also I wanted to share my opinion about Gnurg's suggestions. I have to say that I agree with some parts which Virdo said and with some I disagree. Firstly, I think Gnurg is valuable member of this community and it would a big loss if we lose her. She indeed is trying to help server and I think she had some really good job.
I don't mind if she spams forum about some suggestions which has irrelative change on game( even if its like she said, to keep the forum is active), But when she propose suggestions that are game breaking like this one or some similar, than I have to voice my opinion against it, why?
Because I think you already did so much work on PVE part of server, that you don't have to work on it anymore, expect some bugged quests or idk animations of the boss if you like. The only part which needs to be fixed is PVP things ( talents, pets, spells). BG is fine, it just depends on with what people you play and there are still some people who sadly abuse queue. No matter what you change, people won't return cause of that, they will come back for some other reasons.
At the end I would propose Gnurg, if you really want to help server and care about population, try to find some kind of event which won't affect the game, but people will enjoy in it. You did fantastic job with that Gnomeathon, that event was super fun, I'm sure you can come up with something nice like that was again. For that, you will always have my support and help if needed. Cause in the end, that's what we need to get people back. We have to show that something is happening and show them the best parts of our server which will attract old/new people , not cross faction, not removal of SM, not restricted BG queue, just that.
Retired - Sadly I can't agree with cf bg's being a good choice for the server. The only thing we got with this feature is less bg's nowadays and less people online and I can't participate in this big mistake.