so many reasons game is dead that it's a waste to list them all.....
so many suggestions and topics have been made to try and fix the game....nothing. All that's happened is less events, more cash-shop items, and nothing really enticing. For years it's been poor management and people just keep saying it isn't worth it.
PvE is worthless/waste of time, gold means nothing, lots of dead time, lame events that show nothing new happening, drop rates are junk, etc. etc. etc. And then you have the problem with gearing that damage massively scaled while defense did not, and so a ton of people are 1shots even with decent gear. And then whenever there was a new person trying to pvp everyone would accuse them of being a spy, and therefore demoralize people from pvping. Skulls was also a horrible idea, war medals that every one of them could give you something was MUCH better. Soooo many issues in the game but nothing has been done to fix it.
Also in terms of macro, if you have to rely on a macro to do well in PvP, you're a scrub with no skill. I don't care if you use it, by all means go for it. But you're a scrub with no skill if you use it.