This isn't a post about Alliances or balance changes - historically we know that all we can do is speculate about these things and hope they are coming Soon (tm).
It isn't even about Servers or coverage as such.
Instead I have a simple question: How many NEW players do you know in WvW?
I know players leave or take a break. What I don't know is who replaces them, and WvW does need new players if it is to avoid a slow collapse.
In the spirit of disclosure, I come from an age when cities such as Lions Arch were server based instances and we could recruit or call for help; an age when guilds and individual players arranged support and training for new players. I know times have changed a bit, but I wonder how different things are for new players who may not have a meta build or warclaw, and who lack the experience to compensate?