While not too happy that they haven't done any updates or looking to do anything that resembles an update and they are removing servers... I can understand why they are removing servers.
The most amount of players that any of the current PvP servers have is 12 out of 48 on NA PVP TheIsland30. The next highest is 8 players on PvP server 15. Most have 1 or two or even 0 players on them. This is what companies do when servers aren't being utilized to save money. I have been through many server merges or shutdowns since I started playing computer games with EQ back in 1999. It makes smart business sense and yes, it pisses players off, but game developers know this.
Try and see the silver lining in it. Maybe now they will update the game and bring some DLCs or other maps in with the money that they save in the long run.