1. Yes, every game there are more players coming out (this is a good thing)
2. No and it will never be like paintball is/was. At one point paintball was on TSN (might still be not sure lol )
3. I think the law has effected the price and nothing else as there are tons of guns available if you have the cash. With that said I think the price has effected the growth of the hobby. If we had ok guns for say the $120-$150 range like other country's then more people would try it out.
4. Around here we have all kinds of different people that play, I think this just depends on your local area and the majority of demographic that is living there.
5. HUGE and some areas have shitty laws just like here or even worse
6. not really sure as I am new myself