Got into a 5v5 typical game last night, some skilled, some noob. Amazingly the map placement started everyone off pretty evenly. As luck would have it, I ended up right next to Fuhrer, so he and I duked it out for the first 20 minutes. Fuhrer decided to use an Orky rush strategy on my HW which I was ill prepared for. Amazingly enough I managed to kill his Orky at the last minute, but lost my Evacuator. I breathed a little easier figuring I could manage the loss of my cap ship...nope, not even a minute later there's another Orky starting to build on my HW. No way I could kill it off with the frigates I had. My planets were toasted...I tried to rebuild elsewhere but couldn't get any real resources coming in at all.
I decided to go back and watch the recording. What made the difference for Fuhrer's strategy to succeed was a little extra feed from his team's eco player. He probably could have pulled it off had he not received feed, but it would have taken a little longer and the results might have been different. Our team also had an eco player but it took him longer to get stuff going, and I never received one bit of feed.
So, next match with Fuhrer should be interesting.