me personally, the main reason i play ipy and not other uo:r shards is because of population.
i rather play a rule set i dont 100% agree with, when there are a lot of people to play with, than to play with 50 people and "perfect" rule sets.
bottom line is, uo is uo. when we played osi, things were always changing and we always just adapted. the game itself is cool is what makes me come back over and over.