Thanks for your post. You did it right, no need to regret anything
We take every opinion very serious and we'll also discuss your suggestion about the gold settings.
In general we try to provide servers with settings for experienced players with full challenge and full realism (e.g. no autoblock, only standard gold..etc). But we were already discussing to set it on a higher level. I can't promise we'll set it on 1000... but you can be sure that your post will have a big impact on our discussion.
Changes will follow soon...