Your post made me laugh because I recognize the affliction :) It will probably get less acute over time.
I don't think it should be a problem if people automate some monastery access as long as there is no automatic voting. (I believe there is also some detection in place to get rid of those - not sure). But if the frequence is not too high, and as long as the aim is not solely to get XP, I would think such scripts are OK.
Having said that, if you're away for a few days it makes more sense to shut down any such processes; why load the server more than is necessary? (Hopefully not for those lousy 2 XP per day...)