Let me throw in some more possibilities CCP:
Pros: They used to do very good with EVE o_O
They are in trouble with their new game, and look like they are a company who needs cash
They seems willingly to take risk, and have some quite good developers to back up on codeing hickups!
They know a thing or 2 about cluster arcitechture, makeing it possible for more players pr "server"
Their economy seems to be going backwerds, they might be needing cash a little too fast
They are developing their own mmorpg
at the side, mby they kill archeage off, when their own are ready?
They recently tried to make eve more casual or some BS like that.
Pros: They have cash
They claim they are trying to make games for the gamers (ya.. SWG.. Cough)
They at times know how to run servers proberly!
After the big PSN hacking scandal, they hopefully got their account servers more secure!
They have a big team of coders for adhoc support!
Cons: They are usualy very greedy, and goes for fast proffit
They allready managed to build up quite a bad rep.
They showed how much a joke network security can be?
They tried to make every game casual, killing off some of their best titles
(hopefully they learned)Aventurine
none that i know off
Greece is going bankrupt!