Damn shadow you are interesting fella... I saw you about month ago posting on forum asking for tips how to be leader and that you actually never even finished server and now you are here criticizing and questioning old folks game of politics.
Always fun to see young blood active
Yes, I agree with you. Actually I'm an old player. I played my first server approximately 11 years ago. But I didn't study the game and played unconciously. So, I had no idea what I was doing. Then I played it a 6 years after and played some time, then quit. Then came back again last year.
And yes, I quit so many servers. I did so many mistakes, I made so many wrong decisions. I also created an alliance in that server and I quit. But at least I'm happy with it because all alliances were made up by random players except 2 alliances. I chosed players by their experiences, game styles, preferences and their expectations. So, I have gathered 50+ good and nice people together. Yes, by quiting I stabbed them their backs. I have no way to show it like It's good thing or bad thing but at least I'm not showing. (Unlike the tech players who see it natural.)
Edit: Lastly, I believe that I got my lesson.