If I could put in my two cents. I've been on RH for a year and I haven't joined the Sanctum for now, so this should say -just- how important to me this is...
Darkshire first and foremost to me the home of the Knights... While we welcome all RPers there and love to see the Tavern busy... It's kinda (to me at least) a little hurtful that instead of coming to Darkshire to RP that people rather just make a channel to RP as if they were there. Why -actually- come to Darkshire when you can just use a remote channel?
As the 'home base' of the Knights, the RP could create a continuity mess if important things happen in the channel that would be known among the Knights, or vice versa, as the Knights IC chat is a remote channel based in The Raven as well. And to be honest, it would really make me feel obligated to be in the channel on every character to play bartender every night when I don't really want to. (Viv's still looking for a second, btw
I know to some of you this probably sounds like whining, and well it kinda is in a way... I would love to see a remote RP channel, just some place other than Darkshire. >.>
Booty Bay would be a good location (from the list here) or even the Pig & Whistle, but my ultimate reccomendation is The Lions Pride, simply because we can't -actually- RP there anymore. We can RP in all those other places in person, but CRZs havve unfortunately taken away the orriginal Hearthstone from us.