So before i was forced to take a hiatus from the game, the numbers on this server seemed to be diminishing....But as i look through the forum posts, even with small numbers things continue to go well for this server. This is a positive thing to return too . I look forward to playing again and hopefully i can find something better to do then sit around in Bree all day and do absolutely nothing lol.
I guess it depends on when you left. I just recently came back from around a year long break myself (left somewhere around the pre launch of RIFT).
Looking at the server now, I would say it is about 3x bigger... you have decide for yourself if that is a good or bad thing.
In my personal opinion the moores has gone waaaaayy waaaay down in quality and respect since the beggining, but that is really just a server age issue.