I think i speak for (mostly) everyone when i say they should be removed. The game revolves too much around trying to capture these points so that you have the advantage. Why not make 2 more mini bosses the give you a team wide buff? because right now, it's just far too easy to hold a point with zero resistance once you get slighty ahead of the other team.. then there is no catching up.
With the altars, we're going to be tuning them out. So if you have further feedback about them, why you like or dislike them, definitely speak your mind. All feedback is good (especially negative), as they've been in flux for quite a while, and I anticipate that by the time we leave beta, they'll be quite different than how they are now.