I see there have been others who have posted about twinks and their desire to see them remain. I too have a twink and would like to be able to keep my XP Locked characters as they are. I currently have 7 level 50's and have no desire to PvP at end game. Twinks are my escape from raiding and other end game content and I find it relaxing and simplistic and overall fun. I know I am not the only one who feels this way and I know anyone with a twink (and there is a large number of us) would like to continue enjoying the game with what we do. Also I know most twinks will agree with me, when I say, "We don't like playing with the levelers!" They are nice people but we do this for the challenge and so far both of the battle groups I've been in, I have discovered and joined a community of people who enjoy playing twinks and going up against other twinks.
I know its unfair to those who pvp to level and get a feel for the game, and I have come up with very simple solutions.
Merge the Warfronts into one massive battle group, and separate those who are XP locked, from those who aren't. I know some of you must be thinking, well that means that there is less people to play with. But, in reality all of us who are twinks wont be playing those characters anymore and the population for Warfronts will drop down significantly regardless of weather or not you remove the XP lock.
So all the people who have found a reason to enjoy the game or keep enjoying it once everything else has become boring or obsolete will most likely stop playing. I personally find no more interest in end game content and have come to disdain the end game population.
What most people don't realize about twinks is that there is ABSOLUTELY NO benefit in it for us, other than to have fun. We cannot upgrade gear, gain ranks and most of the time we invest hundreds of plat into these characters in order to compete in a simplistic version of the game, for the fun of it and nothing more.
Removing the XP lock will eliminate a unique and fun niche people have found for themselves and cause people to quit. I know several people personally who do nothing but play their twinks, I am slowly becoming one of those people. I feel my 50's are there to provide easy plat to sustain this hobby and nothing more.
My suggestion again is to keep the XP lock, and change the way warfronts work, so XP locked characters can only go up against other XP locked characters. I know this would also please us twinks as well as those who are leveling. The way to make sure Warfronts continue to queue at a decent rate is to add more shards to one Battlegroup. Either way, removing the XP lock will reduce the population and will cause people to wait longer.
I will end this post with a request: All you twinks out there, sign this as a petition to show our numbers and to add support to show Trion we are a community and would like to remain as such?