It's true that owner claims existed last season however the limiting of commands didn't. Last season you couldn't lock out players from using the faction warps or homes which would essentially allow someone into the base without actually allowing them to access the land. This in turn would have you run the risk of any new player in your faction teleporting enemies into your claims/base were they otherwise wouldn't be able to normally get. As far as the person becoming disinterested and leaving your faction that is true however majority of the time people that are checking out the server will stay in that faction and just never log in again. When this happens the time for being auto kicked is 14 days I believe that allows you to have 10 free power for that duration. To think you aren't taking advantage of the system is in itself ignorance.