It reads to me like the consensus is generally opposed to starting completely fresh, which I totally understand. An alternative might be to move the Spawn to somewhere a little fresher?
There's no need to worry about the funds. I'll keep running the server indefinitely, until a theoretical future point where absolutely nobody logs on ever. One thing to think about for the future, though. I'm kinda having a kid in early December. I anticipate my game-time disappearing for a while, and I probably won't be the most attentive server admin, either. I'd be happy to keep picking up the tab, but I might have to consider handing the Scepter of Crafting to someone else.