I’d certainly be happy to donate towards server costs 🙂
Not sure how some players would react to a donations-only white listing as a few have already put in some impressive effort towards their home base/area. Also much harder to attract new players unless you already have a large group of people to recruit from.
Allowing for donation towards server cost should definitely be on the priority list (so that I can do it!)
I’m just hoping that Forge comes out soon so that we can at least have some security in place for people’s houses (MyTown or similar) and maybe an economy of some kind to back it up? 10 diamonds per chunk or something 😛 Would real $$ for such a service be contravening the EULA? Not really changing gameplay, just player security.