As I have said before I would hope Rootsmagic move towards encouraging a concise and accurate Standardized Place Name. Every user has their preference for how the record the Place field and I don't believe those personal preferences will ever be completely overcome.
With online sharing (syncing) becoming more and more common I believe the Standardized Place Name should be the Place field shared (synced) where it is populated and this field is the one with the best chance of being the same in differing databases.
Rootsmagic and other programs should work towards providing incentives to encourage accurate Place recording for the good of the genealogy community and there are many ways this could be achieved. One of my wishes would be for the introduction of an option to order the Standardized Place Name in a hierarchical view as done elsewhere.
A user seeing a completely disorganized list can be incentive enough to start reordering things towards better data recording.