On the Philip meeting blogpost of the official LL blog a commentor said:
The current rules mean that to purchase more land places me in a much higher tier group, which means I will end up paying for land I don't own !! can the Tiers not be charged relevant to the amount of land owned? this way I will be able to cover tiers and continue to grow within the constraints of money available, who knows one day I might even have a sim ? before all the others jump in and say about buying a sim or just taking more land like they have done, fine on them, BUT not everybody has a lot of money to spend and unless I am able to pay my way then it is just not going to happen, and I know I am not the only one in this position, many businesses do not expand purely for the sole reason that they cannot afford to, so how about it Philip ?? a little help goes a long way and it would help a lot of people in business to expand and of course at the same time continue to help Linden to grow too."