For me the geat sadness is global is not global, but restricted to only those that have same language set as default.
When i first started playing and when global was global. I had Italians and Germans in my guild recruited from global. And now this is impossible. I also enjoyed chatting to folks from even more different cultures than i can now. And yes it was sometimes difficult or annoying if i could not understand the chat but on other hand lots of chat i can read i wish i could not.
Sorry this is off(ish) topic