if Rift doesn't get back to the community aspect of the game, i feel it will become: log in for 15 minutes to do dailies, check mail, and ride your fancy mount around Meridian til you get bored of Allakhazam jokes.
luckily, Trion has only created half of WoW so far. it should take them another 8mo to even attempt cross server LFG, then 7 hotfixes to make it playable. so, enjoy the game for now.
Only negative to what you just said and I will try and remember this word for word just from yesterday:
/5 Person A: wts [something]
/5 Person B: OMG I LOVE [insert something in caps]
/5 Person C: Ignored
/5 Me: Why ignore?
/5 Person C: caps always equals ignore for me
/5 Me: well limited server pop + single shard LFD = let some things pass
/5 Person C: Well I only ever use my guild for groups anyways so I do not care
^ That convo right there is why Blizzard was forced to make x-server LFD. I was there right up to x-server LFD was released. Guilds hardly talked to each other AND NEVER EVER EVER EVER EVER EVER EVER EVER EVER pug'd or if they did it was like the TOP tank/healer/dps from another guild rarely.
So every single other person in the game was left with their ***'s out in the wind because they did not meet the requirements of some of these guilds, so they lit up the WoW general forums with threads we all know and love from Rift ..."omg empty servers"..."WoW is dying"..."[insert server] is a ghost town"
X-server could have been a good thing if real restrictions had been put in place. I mean come on almost 2 years after it was released and Blizzard literally just tried to put in a fix for ninja'n BoE items?