Fiery, you can delete any of your own posts which you didn’t want merged. I don’t know if Milla will remove the thread posts from the thread you wanted deleted, but she doesn’t work weekends.
Now here’s my input. I like servers that draw you in with things to do. Personally I love handcars and I love to ride new tracks, especially challenging ones that take some effort to master. Other than my servers, there are very few servers that offer an extreme handcar challenge.
Other than that, I think a lot of people are turned off by servers that are very confining on where you can build. The more my own servers have grown and developed, the bigger that problem has been for me when new players join. And as someone who keeps getting sucked back into Expert servers, I am much more fond of servers that don’t have unlimited free trade portals. They have their place for a lot of freebuilders, but if I don’t have a specific idea of something I want to build, I usually prefer to just test my survival skills.