I'm of the opinion if you don't want to play a game for 6 to 12 months that's fine. Just don't expect to come back and have your piece of the pie the way it was. I mean, we can't be so entitled as to say I don't want to be a part of your game for x time and then expect it to be exactly the way you left it.
... if your work really is that important to you, I'm sure the up keep every 3 month or so will not be that big of a hassle.
And if it is, you probably don't care that much about your work for it to be a problem anyway.
Not to mention taking help from friends, guilds and community ect for upkeep is great for player interaction and responsibility within the world of Boundless.
The way I see it you can please the majority of active players, (which to me makes sense) Because they're the active majority, literally playing the game.
Or, you can favor those who would like to take a big hiatus. With that in mind, I'm totally for meeting in the middle best we can. I just think the tipping point in the middle should slightly favor the active community.
P.S. Looting peoples builds would be a damn fun aspect to my gaming experience also, as well as taking over prime realestate when it becomes available too! Just saying