I'm happy to address any concerns brought before me. Regarding the two you mentioned:
First, I said that animists have more latitude, not total latitude. Hence the points in my previous post about not helping people attack and the like. There are still guidelines.
Second, animists quitting the guild and keeping their guildskills is not a new problem. In fact, I can name probably eight or ten animists who did exactly what you describe in your post. That's just another issue for the animists to deal with, and is
not specifically addressed by the current changes.
Written by my hand on the 2nd of Springflower, in the year 1101.