If they don’t matter, why even challenge Jen on their correctness?
I agree, they don’t matter to the issue of the poll as no poll conducted here is indicative of anything other than the views of those that respond. It certainly isn’t a big enough sample to base any sort of general conclusion off.
However, the number of active accounts is always of interest.
In the most recent (2014) stats we have from CCP, the average peak CPU was 10% of the monthly number of unique players. So the average online is also a pointless measure of the overall playerbase. It’s only a measure of the numbers online at a particular point. Still interesting, but not reflective of the size of the playerbase (though probably reflective of trend).