I wish they'd change the "buy" terminology to "lease" everywhere in the SL experience so the UI would match the material I write for my estate. I run into too many people who get confused because my documentation describes taking a lease while the Viewer says "Buy Land". I can't bring myself to use LL's misleading terminology, though.
we encourage you to reestablish your connection with friends--and find new ones--in Second Life. A decidely peculiar way of encouraging people, by abruptly destroying their existing content and community, but at least they're getting an honest preview of the sort of stability and respect Linden Lab provides its customers before they sign onto the roller coaster.