I've seen some pretty bad fighters in every alliance (including mine), usually due to inexperience. To my surprise, one of the worst attacks I've ever had sent on me was an unescorted slinger nuke two hours after an ls nuke destroyed half of my biremes. The player sending it had 300k points, and only 18k attack bp. I thought it was just sad that he was able to live so long.
Yeah, Lambda is taken far too seriously. People get mad and forget it's just a game and really has no value to our lives. Obviously most of you posting here get it, but I don't think that half of the top 500 players do at all.