It is not a mistake. It is a mechanic they are designing for more...roleplay elements actually. When you are in your house, you are going to get to talk to other's that are in their houses. It will bring the community together more than you think. It's going to be a great way to get together, plan things, invite people over and just talk. It will go better than you think, don't worry TUXs!
Which is an already disastrous mistake imo. Nothing like splitting the remaining community up more and more and more...what a foolish choice.