The title says it all but to break it down a little further; I never understood and was (and still is) firmly against attempting to force people to play one faction or another just because there are fewer people wanting to play that faction. For starters, it splits the community as outfit members, and friends are stuck waiting in completely unnecessary queues for continents that sometimes don't even have a platoon-worth of population on it. Forcing population balance like this in an asymmetrical game like Planetside does absolutely nothing to address balance issues. Trying to force players into one faction or another creates a feeling that the developers don't care for any in-game faction balancing. I fail to see how this is healthy for a game like this with such a precarious population level. Remove this ridiculous 'balance' feature.