I'm pretty pleased with where you and the team are going. I wasn't exactly thrilled with the vampire changes, given that a vampire has been my primary character for most of the last what... 16 years now. My inability to see a way forward for that character led to something new. So, even though change was difficult, thanks anyway, because the changes forced me to get out of my comfort zone and do something new.
While you're looking at havens, I'd like to see a broader look at all the way there are for players to hide from each other. I came back after a hiatus that was somewhere around 1.5-2 years of only sporadically logging in to clear Tiyyen once in a while, and I've noticed that there are a lot of players online, but they're hidden in various ways, either in a haven or with an ability like Phase, or with the Hood, or some other new mechanism. It makes the game look less populated than it actually is.
I have to say that Wayfarer is my favorite thing ever. I didn't want to join the majority of the Archivists I see online and become one of those people that don't use the guild's class, but the Wayfarer skills are a much better fit for me as a player and for my character. I can see myself trying to get more involved in conflict now that I don't need to think about dropping 850cr on the EQ crown to be competitive outside of lessers. So, really, what I'm saying is Wayfarer was the best thing to happen in 2017.