I don't know if anyone have ever asked the devs about this. Why was tribal/homestead land built in to the game as an entitlement instead of an award for hard work? Other then gathering 5 people, there's no labor in acquiring 220m of future land.
What scares me the most about this is it takes 5 people to become self significant if delegated properly. What is going to influence trade, I know for the first 6 month all my junk is getting surplussed in preparation of the impending shortage of junkpiles. Anyone in their right mind would do the same. Even with regional resources, there won't be much of a trade demand unless supplies for those are extremely limited and controllable.
This isn't a rant, just a question.