The transfer from WOL to XWIS of online support for Red Alert 2, as well as other C&C titles, has seen a relative rebirth in popularity of the games. These ladder figures from the XWIS website display this pertinently (bear in mind that they are only from the start of the month):
Feel free to add me to your buddy list if you're playing (my nickname is now RobOfCNCS). I've been enjoying playing once more quite a lot - it's almost like the old days again: a busy ladder with proper moderation and very few cheats.
Lets hope more players continue to return - there are some very familar faces in the top 100 already, setting as good a standard as ever.