I'm a lil late to the party but I'll throw my 2 cents in anyway. As someone who only ever came for the vanilla servers, I think it'd be a shame to see Cali go. However, I don't really know if I can justify keeping it. I'm aware of the declining population, and that those who remain are really only there to screw around with the pony models on the votemap. Often I would have to use the equalizer/rocketjumper workaround so I could break a box by myself in order to get a map, and after the map changed 80% of the people would leave. I usually get my friends to play on it when I'm on but it usually ends up being just the 4 or 5 of us after a map or two. Because of that, I've been going on less and less. I think map selection is another part of it, as the only map I've seen played that I didn't vote for in the past 6 months is whalerace, which has been broken for a long time. Sticking to more vanilla maps isn't always a bad thing. I think removing the votemap would be for the best because it seems to attract players who don't want vanilla at all, even though I like having it around so that you aren't limited to 6 or so options. I think if you want to try and revive it going full quickplay is really the only option. I don't think removing reserved slots is a good thing, but like Kenyon said, the server has to be full for it to matter anyway. I'm sure there's some other cosmetic perks (like the particle trails) that might be cool to have for donors, just so there's something outside round-end immunity. There are plenty of vanilla server communities that need donations and thrive (like rxg), so it's not like it can't be done. We just need to get players interested in playing the game. Also if you want I can throw up some map/mod suggestions that I've seen on other servers.