Still Going Strong
I fail to see how statues, archers, and coins promote players that don't play smart. I can see an argument that can be made regarding coins, but not statues and archers. However, most every settings has an argument that can be made for or against it.but bad changes like statues and archers and coins only benefit the players that like you said, DONT play smart.
I've known about this technique for years. It is strategy. It's a useful method for church worlds, but of course so many people hate on church worlds, they don't take the time to actually learn about them, so of course people won't know about this method.