the FLOT 32-man server was recently shut, and one other one that is escaping me right now (apologies). Both cited recent drop offs in players. I will try and find the info on the other.
I like the 50-man servers, personally, for playing on. What I am saying is, they are indeed causing other servers to shut down. that's just that way it is.
it means that all players that ever played on that server play now on 50men server... thats nonsence... 50men servers cannot be the reason why players stop playing on that server. Btw if I looked at these big servers lately I noticed that there are almost only non clan players and thus it is much easier to find <32men servers where is bigger population of clan players thus much bigger possibility of higher cooperation of smaller teams = more fun for many players = all what many people were looking for. This is what I see