Been playing for 5 years now.
Quit for a few months mid 2008 because of RL stuff and the lack of free (or heavily discounted) transfers from sakray. (before the transfer prices were changed, you basically got raped if you had multiple accounts with many characters on each, I have four accounts)
After being urged by friends, tried valk, and while it is okay I miss all my stuff on the main servers. I just don't have the time or the drive anymore to truly put myself into playing from scratch on a new server, hell, my partner was doing most of the leveling for the last few months before I had to stop playing. (We did okay though, it IS a lot of fun, time is just an issue).
Haven't played since January of this year because of RL, moving, and not really being interested in the game with the direction it is taking (first lucky box event was fine, trying to get a steady income off of constant box events is not) and the drastic decrease in population on the main servers with nothing being done about it.
Do I miss it? Only really miss the game before 2007-2008 when populations started to drop like crazy. These days if I play, I play for only a few people. If main servers got merged, I'd prolly come back and try it out for a while.