I am of the same mind as you are Neved, but it is still fun to be a part of a team. Being involved with a like minded group that you consistently play with and enjoy their company is great. We get that out at London every two weeks, same group and we all enjoy the skirmishes etc. Have yet to hear a raised voice or a pissed off player. Same goes for the Waterdown field for the most part. Haven't been to any of the bigger games, but I intend to someday.
This is why I have been thinking of starting an informal team of like minded folks who just like to go have fun. Might still do it, never know the Deep Insertion Recon Team (D.I.R.T.) may just cause massive untold destruction (M.U.D.) someday in the future. Of course you will be invited buddy!!