Addon note: Nearly bricked my ipod because Windows 7 declared an unskippable update in the middle of updating the ipod. I hate how windows handles updates SO MUCH. I turn them off, and they turn back on.
I have a headache, so instead of my usual verbose ramblings...
I think the 4/5ths vote can work as soon as players MAKE it work. I do not want it to feel like a democracy; the Primus is extremely powerful. I MIGHT be tempted to make it more like a Roman Dictator, but that would have to wait on a war system.
If anything, I think this will fix itself when Trager falls from the list, and the generations start ticking down. Consider this: The House problem would be fixed if no one could have childer, because there would be no structure anymore. Essentially, the punishment for not working this out is the House system being destroyed.