Merging servers is a way to give them a new breath, to renew the dying interest players are loosing when a server is reaching its end. At least, that's the way I understand it.
Unfortunately, the merges that are currently being undertaken are having a perverted effect on part of the community. Most players play on more than one server, and merging fr6 and fr7 at only a day of interval is forcing many a player to make a choice. Most will not continue playing on both, due to the stress such a merge is inflicting, and the screentime it is going to require. Already a number of players have announced their departure and given away their troops.
Bottom line is: both servers will loose part of their best players.
I wonder if the Spanish community is having the same kind of trouble.
I forcefully regret that this hapenned, and I hope support is going to grasp the extent of that mistake and will not make it again.