Also, isn't the point of this 1-month break that you can give your feedback to the imms regarding balance issues? It sounds like you have thoughts on how the last round played out, and you could share the implications/consequences as you see it to them to consider. I don't always agree with the imms' decisions, but I do think they give the players a fair hearing (on LS at least - can't comment on other sides) and I think they specifically asked for feedback from active players.
Also, remember that the greatness of the hero is measured by the greatness of the enemy - the mightier the CoL grow, the more glorious will be the alliance that brings about their fall
This has actually created a situation where RP could/will impact PK directly - can nations find common ground in the face of the rise of one arrogant faction? How many defeats will be needed before they put generations differences aside? ***cue dramatic music***