Population on the NA server is ridiculously low, and there's hardly any influx in new players, which is making the community stagnant (New Characters, sure, but new players? No.) Grind is pretty bad, and bugs from Open Beta still persist in the game.
I'd really wait this one out. I've already committed, so I'm sticking it out, but as someone who was in your same position, I'd say it'd be in your better interest to play the "wait and see" approach.