Those servers are worst for non-boosters if you ask me.. They're among the most sparsely populated worlds, well together with fantasy. So not much to feed on.
Have you seen m2? over 2k players.
An exception, if you ask me..
But indeed Matt, if you ask me E1 is one of the few good servers for non-boosters.
I just think it used to be much more exciting. Perhaps less "balanced" but much more exciting and more fun.