I'm actually optimistic about the server, but not about it's future. I have been playing Minecraft since 2010, and in some point i was a server moderator. After the kiddies claimed Minecraft, playerbase kinda went into shit. If you host an ad on popular server IP list website or a kiddie youtuber visits your server, it will fall in ruins in a matter of time. However, im sure the moderation team will be large enough to handle it.