Bro seriously, why remove loop on macros? IMHO
- using shout with macros make it easier to buy/sell items, find party, clan, farm buddy, etc... (ahhh but then they will use to promote sites of buying/sell adena, - they already do.)
- will not need to alt+tab to give dance/song, making the game more enjoyable and less annoying. (I see as an increase of probability of more people buying a premium account)
- using box to pickup and follow. (what is the problem with that? no one like to pickup drops, if I have a box, the chance that I'm paying PA for it, is very high, so again, the server benefit from it)
- someone can use as auto-farm. ok, yes, low lvl maybe it can work, but where it really matter, on the end game, impossible.
To resume, automation came to stay, we can see it in plenty of games, included the new versions of L2, and I think would make the server more interesting for many players.