The only people I can see really kicking against a change like this are the ones who have been kept afloat entirely by their supplier status and OOC connections to other suppliers, so big props to IFM for trying to address an issue that has existed for many months. People are worrying about minor sticking points when the current system we have is much worse. This can be trialled and amended accordingly and is a good step forward.
When you dont have semi exclusive access to drug and gun supplies you will be forced to actually RP to gain influence. Though territories should remain an entirely IC venture because new factions arent reliant on IFM determining which area is theirs from the get go.