So I gave it some more thought (Nothing else to do while getting an MRI) and here’s what I came up with based on having spent the last 13 years playing this game.
Short term : Many people threatening to quit with a few actually doing it. Plenty of posts trying to get EVE players to go play WOT (or whatever) like all the people “quitting” that are still here posting were doing during the summer of rage.
Mid term : Angry gankbears and decbears chest beating in thread after thread how they’re still number one and are owning high sec, muhahahaha. But fading into obscurity in the actual game.
Long term : Acceptance. People keep playing. The usual suspects find the next big thing to work themselves into a lather over.