Between laf and evo I think I'd rather eat a bullet. Dude did say he wanted to kill right? Find him a warclan. Good luck!
I just never liked watching a set run without any major interactions, or anything other than light land grabs happening. Then watching some mage who was never touched all set spike 100mil in net at the end to win. I'm not sure how comparable or viable even a teching or spiking strategy is in this game in comparison to promisance yet.
That was definitely my no.1 pet peeve though was someone not participating in any appreciable way in the set and then taking rank 1.
Just from the little I have played so far, this game seems less polarized with things like maintenance costs and 'impossible' to defend angles of attack than promisance did. In fact, I like this system a whole lot so far...