My point was that Live has been a p2w fiesta for a lot of years, while on Classic you're good to go with a relatively cheap monthly subscription.
Live (or other Gf games) is the mirror where you can see how classic also will end.
GF doesn't care about game population, but game income. If servers lose people, they won't try to get new players, but get the same income from the current ones.
Now it is starting and p2w stuff is not so much, it's ok. But with less players and more patches p2w party will start there too for sure.