*waves at Surian*
Curiously population doesn't seem to have been affected by FFXIV at all during Japanese peak time. /sea all on Saturday (~early afternoon EU time) returned 3998, same again on Sunday 3950ish (mid afternoonish). That's pretty much what I see every weeekend. Most weekday nights are between 1500 and 2K EU time. That might change next weekend following the general release of XIV, but probably not by much.
Bastion during Japanese peak was a lag fest for me as a result, but I still got 25K in an hour and a bit, and it's not as bad as a really bad campaign lag-wise.
Thanks to Magian trials and Abyssea the population is pretty well spread overall though. I wandered through Terrigan and Ro'Maeve doing trials on Saturday and they were no more busy than in the last days of Kujata. Not touched Campaign since Abyssea came out.
All in all the higher-than-Kujata population is beneficial for finding people to do things, while the design of Abyssea (lots of camps, lots of fast-repop NMs, lots to do) has been sufficent to prevent overcrowding.
With you on the name thing. The other Gii has not been active on the AH in over 2 years, but the name is still locked D:
Gii ~~ Kujata (now Giii of Valefor)
Woodworking 100+3+3, some jobs at some levels