I think weve established many a time that we have very different views on TW Nauz lol. I agree that its quite easy to keep in contact outside the game, as were having to do it now UK7 is done. However, the one thing that brought us all together and the one thing we have 100% in common is TW. I too would not expect someone to continue playing if they are getting no enjoyment out of it. Everyone has their own reasons for continuing to play, but id imagine the prize of being the first to win a UK server provided a lot of motivation for our guys.
The fact that the 'countdown' thread was the busiest on our forums for several months would probably attest to that!