I see a huge difference between your game, WT, and those of Seraiel and Pangaea. You had your basic game strategy mapped out more or less to the nth degree in advance. The in-game adjustments you've been making are all aligned to your basic strategy. Seraiel and Pangaea are still evolving their basic strategy (perhaps to varying degrees, I don't know really) with a primary focus on learning and fine-tuning their strategy. That means you could play any reasonable map to conclusion, whereas they are likely to want to rinse and repeat multiple times, hopefully improving their basic strategy each time. So if they feel like their strategy isn't improving, then why bother to rinse and repeat another time. So feedback can be generalized to take two forms: 1) helping to evolve basic strategy, and 2) helping with in-game adjustments. I incidentally have considered WT's feedback to be forthright and generous at every turn, but I'd have to re-read the thread to evaluate whether the feedback was more focused on basic strategy or in-game adjustments. Just my 2 cents.