There are people who’d love the game, as well as who want to play the game, and people who just want to see the feature of the game, I think, we as Stonehearth fans, will not give up building easily and resort to the console commands, but new comers, when encountering such difficulties in building feature, are likely to turn to the easier way, because after all, the game is immature right now, most of them heard about the bugs even before they really know the game.
Although great efforts have been made to improve the game and we all see that, but newcomers judge the game first without knowing the efforts behind, if buildings are so easily built by the console, soon they’ll find it no excitement for the accomplishment of every structure. And with the net worth improving so quickly, before long, food cannot catch up with the population and battle units are not able to deal with enemies, then they’ll hate Stonehearth, hence shorten the life of Stonehearth in some way. If they are kept from using console commands, they may be scared away be the bugs, but many of them say that they’d prefer to wait until the time when every feature works right. At least they are still potential fans, or potential customers of the game if we see it as goods.
All that been said, I suggest that console commands being limited, I know that commands have their own benefits, so we may just make it available in peace mode, or add a tick box before the game starts to choose whether allowing cheats or not.
Or moving commands such as “ib” to the debugtool.
Personal views after seeing many cases resembling what @ChenBray said. XD