Pretty sure this topic has been brought up before, but I thought I would mention it here:
The maps are currently too crowded.
When there are too many people it becomes less social rather than more. When there are only a few people on the course everyone gets a ride-on. More than a few and as a rider you feel isolated and no-one gets a ride on.
Also, with crowded courses you tend to give up trying for jerseys as there’s no way you’ll get them. With less crowded courses there’s always that chance…and it keeps you pushing harder.
Small number of riders = camaraderie and sociability
Large number of riders = isolation and demotivation
Last time I rode on Zwift (and I must admit it’s been a couple of months because I’ve been so demoralized because of the huge numbers of riders) there were so many riders I felt uncomfortable. I felt lost in the crowd.
Anyway. I have deactivated my account because I’m just so tired of it - which is sad because I’ve been here since the very beginning. I don’t suppose one little account matters much when there are so many thousands out there, but this is just my 2c worth.