Can't speak for everyone. I got the notice the game went alpha Beta and immediately signed up.
I'm not one to normally say seeya-bye I didn't 'get my way, but for what I thought this game would be, I clearly thought wrong.
Group play is fine but I also like to do.. Me-time, being a full time on call working dude. Sometimes I like adventure and thrill, others I just want to chill out.
As far as Eve.. much like what I'm seein' now Eve is so terribly disrupted by atypical malicious dev's that I wrote it off completely for quite a while now. I have no interest in going back to that because it's not even the same game I once played. And I was a 2005 player with six digit skill count the hard way.
(No you can't 'has' my stuff, I'm not downloading it again.)