I don’t wanna be unrealisticly optimistic, this is just a grey area between totally giving up on any hope for improvement and taking improvement for a given.
But saying that things can’t improve for realm because most of the playerbase would quit relies on the assumption that the current lootbox discord meta being a bad thing is an unpopular opinion, which, judging by the polls on very relevant topics to this, is most likely even with only a very slightly lower amount of pro-change, a percentage that, because of a number of factors has alot mode potential to increase than decrease if Deca’s mechanical changes this side wants are carried out, you could say this is because most discord users are experienced players bored with the state of things, but that doesn’t hold true since the discord has tens of thousands of people in it, nearly anyone active that didn’t quit the game uses discord for it, these polls were completely open so, statistically speaking, most people voting on them are not veterans, and so more likely than not generally not a sample more biased than average for change, you could also take into account that every time you point out things are terrible (usually also saying they can’t change), the response is overwhelmingly positive, near zero people disagreeing, very high likes. It’s also not fair to assume (not saying you did) that everyone in the biggest discord (PubHalls, to a lesser extent Shatters discord) is in there because they like discords, and not out of an almost requirement to get the things in that dungeon, just look at how many people are in the Halls discord or Shatters one, yet last time i checked most of them aren’t in say, the Nest or Fungal Cavern discords, dungeons much more feasible to do from realms.
So with more numerical evidence for a fairly even split i find the pro-change side being an unpopular opinion too reliant on (potentially biased, harder to prove) assumptions.
(There’s also the fact people aren’t robots and if change ends up happening not everyone who was against it will adamantly keep hating it, of course a few people who are in favor of it can also become against it, but if the tables turn it’s only natural it increases the numbers of the side they favor, atleast relatively speaking.)