They absolutely should change a core game mechanic if it stops people from enjoying and by extension playing a game.
These games aren’t free. Funcom is a business, it needs to make MONEY, if they don’t they either go out of business or at the least let the game that’s not making them money die
There is NO PROOF that bi-directorial will hurt anyone in any way as it’s never been done. If it does after they try it, then it can be changed again, switched off, removed. All we know is it IS hurting people now, so why not try it? Just because some people THINK it may be worse, well trying is the only way to be sure.
An OTHER SERVERS is a non issue as there is no way to TRANSFER my character, structures, and possessions to another server.
All you can do is start over from scratch, first of all, who wants to start over after weeks of work, and if you do start on a new server how do you know someone new won’t come to that server and give you the SAME EXACT PROBLEMS, you can’t.
Now, yes if Funcom adds some intricate way to save all my structures so I can move them to a new server where they can predetermined collision and space availability that would help, but that seems WAY more difficult than simply making locations less valuable, or more to the point making most locations equal in value, which is how it should be.