Considering that some people like to keep comparing this game to FFXIV, and how this game should be more like FFXIV at launch, and how steamcharts is apparently indicative of a game's failure/success, how would anyone like to tell me what they see on FFXIV's steamcharts?
And no that "low count" at 2014 to 2017 is not v1.x, because v1.x was 2010~2013. This is post 2.0/ARR.
Could NGS have been better? Yeah, probably.
Does it still have room for improvement? Yeah, most definitely.
Are the flaws badly exaggerated? More often than not.
Are criticisms important? Yeah, constructive criticism is important, not the unhinged screaming of a <redacted>.
If you don't enjoy it anymore, really the healthy thing to do is to play something else, rather than act like some scorned crazy ex.
If the game dies, then it dies.
Nothing is permanent anyway.