There were several of us in AP that were looking at leaving soon, myself included. There were issues in the alliance that if allowed to continue would have caused a train wreck at some point.
From my perspective, the disbanding thing sucked. I'm not going to give anyone the satisfaction of going off on a rant, but I will throw my 2 cents in. I wasn't in leadership, but I was active and trying to make things work regardless of the problems.
While the intent might have been to get back at one person for something that happened in another world, it really screwed over those of us that were active and trying to work as a team. Next thing you know there's no flag, no forum, no alliance, no anything. It didn't affect the simmers, because they are still sitting on the same load of troops they had since bp ended, plus they didn't really use the forums anyway.
I learned the lesson that I shouldn't trust anyone in this game, so I guess I should say thanks for the education. I just wonder, will this make people hold back a little more when they are asked to support alliance members? Will you keep a little extra for yourself since you never know if your flag will just disappear?
P.S. Since I am now a target, i'm up for draft.