I would just like to say that I am very unhappy with the decision to raise the height of ban lines within SL to two hundred metres, speaking as somebody who used to live on the mainland, attempt to plot balloon courses around the mainland and who is thus familiar with the number of people who just decide to set ban lines around their property for no good reason, which you cannot see in practice until you run into them, but which at least you could easily evade by flying a dozen or two metres upwards.
This does not serve to compensate those feeling the strain of increased Assault caused by Anonymous Registrations, as such people can simply re-register; it serves to further diminish the mainland as a space where it is possible to live.
It seems to me that those desirous of Absolute Privacy Even In Their Absence should perchance look elsewhere than a large populated world with few to no public roads and rights of way, and that those following the tenet of "I Can Do What I Want, It's My Land" should perchance realise that they live in a World Involving Others, where one does not have absolute rights to do whatever one wants - at least morally - but in fact should negotiate and agree those rights with others when it affects them, which ban lines surely do.
I feel somewhat embarrassed about having left the mainland for Caledon, where there are certain basic standards - no ban lines, no sim-lagging casinos, no gaudy spinning advertisements - but really, if not for such an environment I would have left long ago. Embarrassed is perhaps not quite the right word... more disloyal. A "sell-out". Honestly, though, given the choice between a peaceful and civilised environment full of interesting people, good conversation and creative outlets, and a chaotic advertisement-filled forest of ban lines... the rational choice is surely the one I made. I still feel guilty though.
That is all.