Definitely more fun than the guys who spend hundreds of dollars in gold only to burn out before the world is a month old. Not really sure why you are frowning down on it, when RL settles and I can play again I can jump back into things with 12 slots instead of the 3 I would have if I restarted or got rimmed. So really it is like free VM days this strategy, really something to admire 8)
lol I didn't say you did, never even looked at your stats in game. Although you might not run from the fight there are no fights in 44 to run from. DWS is friends with OK, Unsullied collapsed. Boondock Saints you guys could hit but don't see cities switching sides there so I will have to assume that for the most part you are surrounded by green and blue. Doesn't sound like the right way for a war game.
As for retreating when you can only play like 5 hours a day tops and giving your cities to alliance members who can spend the time needed for front line cities, sounds like a war strategy. Other than that my bp was a few hundred ranks above my points prior to move handing off my cities and colonizing into 24, while your bp rank is below your point rank. Not hating just saying that would suggest I played the war part of the game more than I spent time building up cities.