I like to think I am well informed and think about issues related to the subjects that interest me, Second Life™ being one of them. However, Penny Patton often points out things I completely miss. She has a new article out on land cost and Land Impact costs on tier. It is well worth reading. See: The Cost of Second Life Land vs. The Perception of Value OR Land in SL is Cheap! I took a little liberty with the title.
Penny says her avatar is in both images. I found her in the top image. Click, it enlarges. But, have yet to find her in the bottom image.
Whatever, her point is with proper scaling of a build and altered camera settings we can make much more use of Second Life. She also shows how to get a 2048sq.m. parcel that usually costs US$15 per month ($180/yr) for only $3.71 a month ($44.52/yr). I’m not sure what L$ to US$ conversion rate she used, but one might beat that price using limit sales. Read her article to see how that is done.
One of her points is, if the Lab was showing people what land actually costs and what they can do with it, more people would likely be buying land or at least Premium Memberships. She has me thinking about it.
She makes a good case for how mesh can greatly reduce tier cost.