Recently, I responded to someone who was looking to transfer off an extremely low pop realm. He was asking what his options were, and I gave him 8 or 9 possible alternatives (not including quitting the game). Then, I told him, a while back, I paid $250 to move several alts from a very low pop realm to a newer med to high pop realm. In fact, a friend was getting ready to roll a new character there, so it worked out well on 2 fronts.
Anyway, I explained I spent more on concerts which lasted one time for a few hours and would have nothing really to show for it. At least with the paid transfer, I got to keep my alts, and did not have to worry about re-rolling and re-leveling profs again. There are those who feel the extremely low pop realms are either Blizzard's fault, Blizzard's responsibility to fix, or both. I don't disagree, but I also want to play the game, and not just sit and shout at them to change their ways.
I chose to pay and improve my position. What about you? What is your take on Blizzard's extremely low pop realms and paying to transfer?