On the EVE online homepage there is a little graph showing the server population. At present it looks like there are noticeably less players on EVE then the same time last week.
It is hard not to blame Incarna and the protests. I am clearly not alone in my massive dissatisfaction with this latest patch resulting in my quitting.
CCP is rapidly loosing all credibility. Which is a shame. There was once a time when CCP had great plans for EVE. I was watching a 2009 youtube video starring Seleen (current CSM member, former CCP employee) talking about what great new features will be implemented after Dominion.
To summarize, he basically said once the core of Dominion was in they would move to doing things like the following:
-taxes for allies in systems
-blue for certain systems
-central wallet for friendly fire incidents
Expand Military Upgrade possibilities
-defense bunkers w guns near gates
-starbases building something valuable.
-fighter and bomber garrisons
-intelligence tools (monitor traffic through stargates)
Upgrade to dock a Supercarrier
Agents into 0.0 outposts.
'Sky is the Limit'
If Incarna had some or even any of these enhancements I am sure that light green line would be on the other side of the red/purple lines. One of those pixels in that green line would even be Toterra come my TZ.
Edit: Trend (green below purple) seemed to have held until the extended downtime.