Personally I like a lot of these changes except for to and some of the sponge one. Towns have been an interest to me since around 2.0 and many people are still interested in them. Only problem is that people create these towns and a lot of them have fallen. In 5.0 I've seen at least 10 new towns being created and failing due to prices, so maybe having chunk cost be less or the upkeep so they have a better chance of survival(especially nondonators!) For the sponge one, it will be difficult to protect larger builds and structures. I'm going into college this year and it will be difficult for me to play as often to get enough time in to buy sponges for my projects. I feel that if we cut down the time needed to just buy a regular 10 sponge to maybe 4-6 hours it will help. I feel that this would be beneficial to younger players as well as those in college due to limited playing time so they could at least protect the area they want to start building, and with having to wait that long they should be motivated on that project more.