I feel the Animists should just get on with it.
I was apalled it was an Animist (not a Thakrian) who took the totem down earlier.
MY feeling is to keep it up all the time and that an Animists as a life lover should welcome it not fight it.
I welcome other views.
However as with Wurtfoil, could it be the Animists do actually think of theselves , thier skills and their own self importance rather than something with prolongs life in the realm.
I have seen with pride several BB's stating that since sorcerers have found their skills weakened little players for the first time since being in Aavalon feel they can go about their business relatively a lot safer.