I figured you were using VVV to learn. I could see it in your progression on map size and the type of games. That you are choosing to play games that will improve your VVV score is absolutely fine, and what I would do if I had time. But frankly, don't put yourself down, your progress is fantastic, time to join us in the gauntlets, the learning is amazing and frankly I would also like to learn from you and style of play, so self interest speaking here. As for VVV scores, do not even think of not playing to your absolute best! Every entry that you do that is great helps the rest of the players learn, your saves are available and you see what is possible. And if you take somebody down like me or anybody else, that only offers motivation to the rest to get better. No downside. Keep it up!