Well I wish it was like that, how is it going for you? Any luck finding a tbc server that want us? You contacted them?
True, on the other hand any effort they do for us right now is their good will, they are not indebted to any of us to help us, the server could have had closed anytime, well it did I know and they could have just said "bye bye c ya was fun, play on a different server Excalibur is over"
What could you do about that? NOTHING. Instead they gave us a tool to more or less salvage our toons and if someone has the skills and funds to continue Excalibur, he can! They could have had been assholes about this situation and not bother with us at all, just like most servers would/did in the past, they just close.
Take for example Nostalrius, they closed the server after Blizzard law attacks, did they offer people a tool to transfer their toons? Nop, good bye c ya it was fun, hope you continue playing wow! 1 year later Elysium happened etc. but it was not planned at shut down.