Gosh, I hope I don't offend Whopper with this post...I would die of shame.
Ivan's "whining" follows on changes made by Con, not because SP lost to TED. I would point out that TED won by numbers and presence, which is great and exactly what the game needs. Ivan's point about empty, wrecked pounds is valid, though, since it goes against all the principles players and Con have espoused since the beginning ( I refer you all back to Con's idea of requiring killing all defenders and destroying a certain percentage of defenses to get points; a pre-trashed pound would be worth little to nothing.)
None of the "solutions" being put in place are doing much to help war. As far as the myth of a Golden Age of Raiding, there was never one. War was always controlled by two to three alliances on Kong.
As for alts, what can you do? Ban alts? How many would quit if all you could do is get to 55 and run (broken) bounties in Green Plains? Wheee! Are SP alts OP? Yep. But lower level alts are at least beatable for anyone who applies himself ( I know from being on both ends of that).
The point system does need tweaking. As Ivan pointed out, why bother upraiding four levels for 80 points when you can one or two-man someone three levels lower for 40 points?