From your posts, and from most of the posts here, it seem you guys play a very "relaxed" game. By that I mean, there's a very clear sense that you guys "build up," "expand," and "move out." In fact, the game is really, expand to asteroids, fight with your army, and end the game. If you do other strats, you just die normally. It's an imbalance problem, but it's the truth.
This is not true as you play better players, and I guarantee, you won't even worry about getting a second cap if we play.
You really should watch some of the replays I posted, before you make badly reasoned statements as if you knew what you were talking about