While I appreciate your humor, if memory serves, aren't you in one of the TOP Console Guilds? The people, that have been the quickest to say, LEAVE IT AS IT IS, have been players in TOP (meaning 1-5) guilds, regardless of platform. And I don't blame you, the carrot is AWESOME for YOU. For the other 30k players behind you it's another mode that creates a feeling of "Never gonna happen..."
And the more experiences of "Never gonna happen" a player feels, the more likely they decide to invest time and money in another app/game/etc.
That is why we keep addressing this so vocally.
I direct you to my earlier suggestion
You are correct. Which is my one lingering hope for GW, but the PVP ladder is so... "corrupt" (harsher word than I want) that we are hoping that we can prevent the GW ladder from being seen in the same light. And as it currently is dsigned, IF a guild is capable of performing consistently well into the Top position, the distribution of rewards is designed to create an ever widening gap between that top performer and other guilds, meaning it will be EASIER for them to secure top spot and harder for others to compete with them.
I for one think the rewards for GW need to be a pat on the back. Base it off of the 7 guilds competing. Rank 1-7, there will be a lot of Rank 1 winners, one for every Weekly War put together by the devs. And, hell, reduce the reward of Rank 1 to 300 gems. Thats right its a loss of 40 gems if you max out Sentinels and take top honors! Why? Because those 40 gems were worth donating for the bragging rights!
That's what this is really about, isn't it? The ability for people to say, within their guild, Hey we Kicked A$$ this week! Great Job, Guildies! That is a feeling that EVERYBODY should have and would have if ranks were based on the ACTUAL weekly war opponents, but if the only RANKING assigned is out of ALL Guilds, the devs are missing out on the best human nature motivator they have, and its free!
You do that... and then you can STILL have an overall Leaderboard, that most people wont care about, like PVP, but you will generate a feeling of accomplishment in 1000s of players who based on current design, wont give a flying F about GW... imho...