I see more and more issues with gold being very scarce in game and many players in my alliance saying that its hard to find anyone with gold.
I think an event once a week like wars where attacking while online and no gold deducted from players would help loosen the situation where everyone has minimum gold and spends it immediately if they do.
Getting everyones treasury up to a mid level would make this more about the fun and less about the grind…
Its not really going to impact gem spending and it may actually cause more by gem spend to speed up /finish upgrades.
Theres little point to speeding things up if you have no gold.