An interesting discussion is unfolding in ~econ right now about the economic viability of territories - in short, about how it's a money-losing proposition for everybody (?) so far, and suggestions for what might be done about it, etc. @jeff had a number of suggestions for features he thought would be useful in turning the tide.
Here's another potential way to look at it: the most foundational thing about btc, according to most, is digital scarcity. Digital scarcity transforms an abstraction that is inherently worthless into a valuable resource whose value corresponds to the coordination power it offers to users, which in turn is based on its distributional limits. Other inherently worthless  things (baseball cards, art, etc) nonetheless wind up as objects of veneration and desire based on the social signaling that comes, in part, from their rivalrous status, and the ecosystem that's grown up around them (art dealers, promoters, collectors, etc.)
Is there an analogous opportunity for territories?
In other words, the current (obvious) way to look at territories is as a venue for earning sats by making use of the assorted tools SN provides to curate a space that, under the SN rules, can turn a profit. Call this the economic form of territory capital.
But could territories also serve as a kind of cultural form of capital that's valuable in its own right? Like, owning a territory is a high status thing, and owning a territory for a longer time becomes even higher status, like a Jordan rookie is worth more than a Jordan 91 or 96?
The nature of capital is that its different forms can be transformed into each other to some extent -- cultural capital can be converted into economic or social capital, and vice versa -- so a territory that had high cultural value could exploit that for economic benefit. But though related, these two capital types are distinct, and the manner to curate that particular form of capital also would likely be distinct.
So: if you were trying to maximize the cultural form of territory capital, what would you want? I think that's a different question than the one @jeff attempted to answer.