My return to the community with a single post (in small part) will be to hopefully alleviate concerns about popularity from a perspective which isn't from the dev team
without divulging too much - I'm currently working in video editing on projects for a variety of GTA rp'ers, all on no pixel. No pixel is presently at the forefront of features and popularity, but it's a thin veil. Many of those same people (think the top 10-20 streamers in the server) love the community but have issues with the current state of the server, lots of changes coming in that aren't complete, and game-breaking bugs that haven't been fixed in weeks. (I can attest to some of these as I currently play nopixel myself, however on the public server.)
It's a great opportunity for an established community from other games to make a mark and show them that they don't need to rely on leaked no pixel content to become popular/successful. Let's not forget that Nopixel originated on Arma 3 RP, who's to say Nebulous won't be the next to be big on GTA rp?