After viewing the latest snapshot on Docm77's channel i liked the new biomes, plants, and items they are planning to add to the next generation of map generation. My personal feelings about where we stand today and what the next generation of terrain features include that our server would feel "outdated" and "bland" missing out on having so many new and exciting things in the environment. Doc's video included some new fish, but i would be willing to bet that Mojang is planning to add a number of new creatures as well when 1.7 comes out which likely would not spawn in the existing map.
Looking around in the new snapshot myself brought back a lot of old memories, those memories were of the beautiful mountains, and deep valleys that would generate in 1.3 beta when i first started playing, the thrill and excitement of what wonders lay beyond the next mountain range, tremendous and spectacular waterfalls, and lava falls alike.
I am the type of person that is not afraid of change, i look forward to fresh starts and not dragging a bunch of unnecessary items around that i no longer need just to say "i have those in a box in the attic i haven't touched in 10 years"
So what i want to know is how willing would our members be to give up everything, their fancy builds, their hordes of loot, everything they have put hours and hours of effort into. Give up everything that you have ever contributed to your time on SixtyGig to once again have that sense of wonder and the struggles one can have starting out fresh.
If Ray said "were starting over tomorrow on a map 4 times bigger" once 1.7 came out how would you feel? Could you lose your pack-rat mentalities and start fresh with nothing more than your bare fists? Would you be so frustrated that leaving all that hard work and loads and loads of packed full chests behind that you would quit minecraft forever? In the past we packed our bags and moved, but what if that was not an option.
Here is a poll to ask is everything you have ever worked on that important, or could you see its value for what it truly is 0's and 1's and move forward to a new life of survival and exploration?
Just look at this awesomeness that is coming out in the next few months.
Deep mountain valleys
Sandy beaches with shallow tidal pools
Ice spike plains
New forest types (Birch & Roofed)
Flowers flowers everywhere
Colorful swampland & Stony outcrops
This is not a debate, i didn't post this for complaints, or to hear how much you could not live without your diamond pyramid. I posted this to see if it's the game you love, or the items you have and the things you built that matter most to you.
EDIT: I wanted to add that a fresh start would actually give meaning and value to basically every item in the game, even low level enchantments.