I've been around for 1600+ days and know exactly what you are talking about. I just can't bring myself to delete, even though the fun left the game a long time ago. Inertia is the most powerful force in the universe.
I agree. I am in Old Guard, and Kzoppistan's judgment is right on point. I found Grämlins to be reasonable in negotiations to end our war with them. That may be anecdotal evidence and overtaken by events now, but it was true at the time.