EVE was a lot easier before, mind it. And even then the game was called niche. Would it be sad for you to find out even less people to play with in some time? At least you could get more alts, or quit yourself too because the world feels empty, with more NPCs taking place of people.
Just an impression, of what could come soon, when all people are going to accept it, and fully embrace it:
Would you say that about EVE Online in the end? As it looks, more people say that than not, leaving after trying the game.