I think items like carts, wagons and secured items like floor looms, chests, bsb's, etc.. that can not be bashed should decay much more rapidly after 6 months to clean up the landscape. Cadence is loaded with crap all over the place and looks terrible when exploring the wilderness.
Destruction and decay are good for markets.
For those that have the foresight to load a wagon or wagons with all their supreme tools so it stays safe until they return from hiatus, should also have the foresight to create a 5x5x5x5 deed and top it with 2 years premium upkeep. Then all their items, including the wagon could be stored safely until their return.
For anyone that has RL issues and has to leave the game abruptly, I have found Wurm to be a very friendly place, with great supportive people to help when they return.
For those that rage quit, oh well.