Yeh, most EN worlds are going to wonders, even zacynthus the last speed 1 world to go to wonders managed it after 18 months on the server.First you said "This is very common" twice. Just wanted to point that out. Second, I have heard that a large number of EN games are getting to WW. How do they do it?
The only worlds in EN that are in any danger of dying are the ones Eviction notice go to and muscle in their with their 100 academy method and just suffocate teh world and make it boring for everyone.
In fact, EN is prospering, we are seeing worlds hit wonder phase with 9-11 months now, En70 is only speed 2 and hit WW in less than a year even with alliances delaying it by a month.
Honestly, im not sure how long US servers will survive. Is there really a need for a second english speaking server when there is already a main En server? A lot of the more experienced players go to the En servers purely because there are more players, and the US worlds are often quite small as a result. At the moment, US is getting the benefit of no EN server since the summer, but i have a feeling when En start fresh servers in January, the US will get a hit. Wouldnt surprise at all in about a year for US to simply stop and people be pushed to the english language servers.
But this is totally off topic