I found Wintercrest about a year ago. I initially like it for a friendly player base, warp start to help you get starting items, and events that seemed a ton of fun. It was odd learning the trust based system and not using claim shovels or other things. The staff was/is active and approachable. The balance of paid items not being game breaking and everything being available through crates was a refreshing touch. People are promoted for being active friendly, and helpful, not because they give money.
I hope to see you there!