I just posted the in the Totalwar.com (RANTS & RAVES :) )the post below.
You may agree with it or not but I'd like to know what you (the only community that seems alive) think about it.
"I'm always a supporter of the TW saga, but recently the MP lobby is losing members day after day. Now at the most crowdy hour (9pm - 11pm GMT) it is hard to see more 50-75 guys playing. Not many of them are "old" players, many are new players that do not pops up frequently again.
Reasons? severe bugs, many of us waiting for the new patch, not reliable lobby games, etc...
The italian community, the one that I know the most, is faded away since the first (full of hopes) days.
So it is becoming increasingly difficult to play a good game.
Hope that CA will dedicate its attention to the MP part of the game. It is the future of gaming (and maybe we will get a MP campaign in the future)