In a sense you're right, but relative also has implications when looking at how many people meet said requirements. For example, RealmEye tells us that at least 1000 people have over 8k fame, and sorting these guys by characters reveals only 6 people with 1 character.
So in that sense, there are plenty of people who meet this requirement (and 8k is pretty high when the requirements are 3k).
@Snakemaan Do you guys have a particular set of servers that you play on? Something that you could add to your title so prospective guildies know.