Here's a list of why :
You have to pay 500 gil per 24 hours to use one, which is fine. BUT:
-You have to physically show up every single day and renew it, can't just leave money on your retainer.
-Every maintenance wipes the area clean, leaving stalls as first-come-first-serve.
These 2 points are a huge problem for someone trying to run a serious 'shop stand' where people know "Stall X in Ward Y is where i go for my gear/repairs". That would be the idea of this system, but constantly losing 'claim' on your stall and relocating your shop ruins this idea. You need to be able to rent these stalls weekly, and it needs to remember stall rentals after maintenance.
After losing my stall many times, I've decided to plant my retainer in the hall, and just keep putting it back exactly there every time maintenance wipes it. This is ironically the only way to set up a permanent 'shop stand' with a retainer right now; by NOT using the shop stands.
Edited, Sep 29th 2010 3:08am by RattyBatty