To be honest, at the end of the day, in order for you to gain some momentum and traction on this particular topic, in the hopes of implementing some changes, I would recommend that you scrap this current thread, and come up with a different approach.
Spend some time gathering some statistics, your experiences, how many of the same team comps you come across, and provide some examples.
Because right now, the only people really pushing this thread is a group of people from your guild “Titan” on Arugal which I imagine is your 5’s team specifically, along with 2 alt accounts that were created less than 45 minutes ago to post in support.
The Ping Issue: Investigate this one first, do your own traceroutes, ping tests, whatever, post some examples and try seek direction on what specific US server you want us to be merged with, because asking for a blanket US merger is a bit messy if you’re not familiar with the differences between US West / US East / Central
||22.214.171.124 (US West)
|126.96.36.199 (US Central)
There’s also the matter of the BG Queues for Horde, this is an entirely different topic of conversation but it plays apart of this particular problem.