I doubt they would fix it, RMT/bots would drown the markets with their 24/7 gathering. Heck I've seen Fish bot with r1 fishing rod and no clothes + Moth Puppa worked his way up to r50 and sell crystals synthed from his fish.
If it is not fixed, it should be documented or you should get some kind of message about what is going on. At least with the bonus sp you get a message and the sp bar turns yellow. With this, the player is left scratching their head as to why everything mysteriously starts getting damaged.
I can understand wanting to stop RMT and bots. I fully support that, but this is a really poor implementation of it and really hurts the regular players. I even tried switching over to mining for two hours and then back to botanist only to find it was still in effect. I even went to another zone and tried different grade nodes - no help.
Does anyone have more specifics on what triggers this and when it wears off? After the first day that I noticed it, I waited around 24 hours before gathering again. When I did, I was fine for about two hours before it kicked in again.