Again i want to say i did not by any means intend to blame anyone other than the "quick-fix" for the issue. I do however realize that my statement about motivation may sound like i did and for that i apologize. I also dont expect altruism from anyone. The real issue here is this very detrimental effect of the "quick-fix" as i illustrated on this thread already this problem effects everyone to varying degrees.
Newer players whos best defense team tops out at about 5k are fighting 3 trophy battles expecting a 5k-7k defense team and instead are getting a 9.5k team they have no chance to defeat
Mid-game players (such as myself) are able to beat these teams but are only rewarded for the 5k 1td team and losing out on a ton of gold (see my 250k gold example above)
End-game players are being funneled straight into the jaws of the meta by essentially eliminated choices of opponent.
I pinged the devs on my post earlier for this very reason