I think that FC should prebuild a maproom near each oblisk so that multiple players do not feel the need to build one. The Mounds, the Sinkhole and Warmaker’s oblisks usually have multiple maprooms because people seem to be to lazy to walk to their neighbors place to use a maproom or the neighbor has been selfish and closed off their maproom.
I do like the idea of the portals using thrall spots, that would solve a lot of problems.
I also think that one main functional base is all anyone needs since we have multiple ways to move over the map, of course that base would have to follow the rules of not being too big or blocking paths or content.
I also agree that each clan only having one alter per religion is the best way to go. It would be nice if they reduced the amount of space required between the alters since the current placement has to be 8 blocks minimum between them.
Smaller top tier benches would be nice but FC seems to want to make them bigger. Also a smaller version of the maproom would be nice, I played once on a private that had a mod that made them smaller.