But I believe you will hook up and share the experience with more riders going east-west. This is from reading several journals and my experience as well.I didn't notice that, but I have only done it W-E. Not sure why that would be the case. I am curious, care to elaborate?
If you're riding in the opposite direction to the majority, you will meet more riders. When I biked the West coast S to N pretty much everyone was headed the other way, so I got to chat with many riders and when I stayed at camps, there were always fresh faces. A lot of riders were complaining that they kept meeting the same people.