I don't mind a bit of manual setup, and the command blocks worked fine. I was thinking just teleporting from spawn to close to people's builds. We'd have a central building at spawn with multiple command-block portals set up like before.
I am open to a teleport system, my preference would be something datapack driven so we have a greater chance of updating to 1.15.x when released. I will look for one but if you find something let me know. I could switch the server backend to bucket or spigot but we likely could not upgrade to. New releases for longer periods of time.
As for building things I am personally focused on my auto farms and trading hall at the moment but I plan on exploring the end again soon. Also now that we have over viewer again it is a little more fun to just build something huge to show up on the map.
Dangit sometimes the internet is mean to some of us. I just finished my distraction trip that started by looking into a few of the voices/writers of Code Monkeys and ended up discovering Minoriteam and from there whatever happened to the big $ investment of "YouTube Original Channel Initiative" and Google TV and then Sinclair Broadcast Group and Legendary Pictures** then somehow from there got to a MadTV parody of "Celebrity Poker Showdown".
The internet is mean.
( ** At least I learned that a 2020 remake of "Dune" is being planned, a 2-part film, and it's in good hands, directory-wise at least )