I stopped digging there because of the pking lmao. Just find a different area
Well, there are also PK areas for a reason.
Look, not everyone likes basing. If people want to kill individually, they should be allowed to.
The argument you made seems to be justified from an experience that you had. You make it seem like there are few areas to dig at. The ideology of having 'sufficient space' is obsolete because there are many places with this same characteristic.
(The right side of Southridge is a pretty good digging spot, the dock next to Box Factory is also nice, and the beach by Speedy's Pizza near Tachi is okay.)