That's an interesting way of thinking.. I myself personally can't babysit here all day. I'm have irl work and stuffs to do, beside that it's my hobby to be a part of DN's staff and assist around. I said interesting way of thinking, cause what you say .. if it would happen like that, I wouldn't even waste time working irl, just see how long HB x75 srv is up .. it's machine is yet prepaid from pocket. The process you say is also normal.. ppl are leaving sooner or later, old game .. less and less ppl are playing the game. New "players" are not really in focus of this game, especially not EU and NA.
I won't write a novell here, being positive is the way all can be. You can be sure of 1 thing, none of the servers within DN and within I'm GM of.. will close without any further notice, if something goes wrong you will know in time.