I have heard that there is no free to play option and I am a little concerned about this. I realize that some people see this as a cover charge that keeps out the trouble makers. Maybe that is true, however I wonder how many people will pay $15 without some way of trying the game out to see if they like it.
What if the free to play players were used in a way that strengthens the game? I do not know what the max player limit for a server is but lets say its a little over 3000. However, during some parts of the day the server will have less than 2000 players on it? CSE could allow free to play players to log in to any server that has less than 2000 currently playing on it. If the population goes over 2000 then no new free to play players can log on. If the server goes over 2500 then the game forces free to players on over 3 hours to log out.
This would help in two ways. It would give people a chance to try the game out for free to see if they like it. It would also help to prop up populations on any server that is currently below its desired player size.