I agree that land prices are too low Let us differentiate between land prices and tier prices. A "buy-back" policy for abandoned land in mainland areas makes perfect sense when looked at in a basic supply and demand view. I am not so sure that demand has changed so much as the fact that there is too much mainland supply. This in large part is due to the emphasis and moves to private regions. Private regions are fine BUT you cannot explore private regions the same way you can "explore" mainland ("exploring" used to be one of the prime interests in SL). As part of a "buy-back" policy some of this land could be converted to protected status or made into water(or something else), in turn enhancing adjacent land values. I expect that someone who pays 300$ a month tier is more valued by LL than one who only pays 8$ a month however there must be 1000 people willing to pay 8$ for every one who pays 300$. Do the math and don't forget the little guy.