Belmont was my starting shard and I loved it. Despite being popular enough to become a permanent shard you made it a trial shard and in your infinate wisdom shut it down. I was almost in tears when I logged unto my toon and found an empty shard- not a pretty site.
After jumping around many popular shards (checking player populations at different times of day) I was very disappointed- most players ignore you, even when you pst them or even join their guild! I found Faeblight one week ago and love it. It is the most comfortable shard since leaving Belmont. Although part of the same battle group doing WF's/IA/simple dungeons in Faeblight has just been a more enjoyable process. All my 50+ toons (6) have been moved to it.
For some reason all the other pve-rp shards have been closed and I'm afraid you will be tempted to close Faeblight too. Please, please, please keep Faeblight just as it is. RPer or not, I have found my new home and want it to last and not have to move again. I'll even renew my sub for another 12 months if that is what it takes.
Thank you Rift/Trion for your consideration to this post.