I somewhat agree with this.
When I was choosing my first ever landing site I had very little info on the game. I’d not done much research and didn’t know the benefits of being near a city.
Thankfully i saw the huge patch of green that was River Towns on Arie and i decided to land near the outskirts just out of curiosity.
I can imagine how much slower my first few weeks would have been without easy access to their hub and shops!