I didn't vote, since it's a false dichotomy that doesn't even really address the question in the topic. I like the realm mergers, my realm went heavy to the other faction around ToT, and has been slowly losing population since long before that. The mergers aren't perfect, but I think they're a positive move. CRZ are still messy, with rares disappearing while on flight paths, and not being able to /who reliably. But at least the lag when you cross boundaries has decreased a little.