I'm sorry I don't want to fight withers all day long to get their heads. Then I have to summon the wither and kill while it destories everything around me and wrecks my amour and tools.
Well, you don't have
to use a beacon. Cheaper and easier alternatives exist.
This. If you want a totally easy server in which everything is handed to you on a silver plater, no one griefs you and nothing is hard you already have it: its called single player.
There has to be some challenge to SMP, especially when the thing you get from doing this task offers a flatly enormous protection area and does not require rent. Beyond that, if you want easy to use protection, get the fuck back into Towny. I just do not understand this shit. You all pour into Survival 'cos you know you can grief and murder your tragic little hearts out (don't even TRY and convince me that there is any other reason) then you all break down in tears when you get griefed. Get a fucking grip. You want the easy life, Towny is there, you want Survival, you have to ACTUALLY SURVIVE.