I'm not sure what motivation you're ascribing to me, for why I would sit and not play DDO on purpose even though I really wanted to level some toons last night. Did I get a different version of the LFM' panel you claim to have been watching that was just chock full of great groups all night? Is it possible that your experience was about getting lucky and opening the LFM panel at the right time, that happens to me too sometimes? If I'm getting unlucky then it's happening an aweful lot of the time. All I will say is that there seem to a mindset of people who want to shout down anyone who suggests that the game has a dwindling player base, especially some people seem to deny that the LFM system is a self strangling mess of exclusions when those can be listed out self evident as undeniable bullet points that clearly and needlessly exclude some players from joining some groups, and in aggregate when the base drops below a certain number, effectively strangle the game with needless exclusions.
BTW you do know that the daily logins are tracked by a third party website and it's a fact that the player base is getting smaller and less people are playing every week for a long time right?