I've always hoped for something like this. I used to play in zOMG all the time, but I got tired of the little gnomes interrupting my conversations. So now whenever I'm in zOMG I just spend most my time in the Null Chamber talking. Such a great idea~!
I normally go to zOMG to earn a bit of gold and spend time crewing with friends. Or helping others with buffs and heals. 3nodding I like the idea, since there's a few things that get a little old when you go there:
Repeated crew invites - There's been times I've just gone there to talk and see friends, and no matter how many times you decline a crew invite, some will keep trying and trying.
Having to fend off some random monster who's attacking you for where you chose to sit. (timed events too)
Sounds like this idea would take care of all of that stuff that's bugged me and maybe others at certain times and you still have the cool zOMG scenery to hang out or make friends. So there might be less to do, but at least you don't have to deal with certain things when you just want to hang out.