I agree with you! Some alliances talk about how great there leadership is on the forums. Most of the time I don’t buy it.
Experience and ability to learn the game in real time is really important too.
This season we fought a top 50 alliance and the Leadership had the worst bases and they activated all the useless boosts.
How can an alliance become strong if the Leader’s base is making mistakes I learned to avoid in my first week, much less wasting gold on useless boosts.
On another note if you are in an Alliance and the leadership are the nicest hardest working people, none of that matters if they are horrible gamers.
Someone can work much harder than I do, but if I understand the game better than I get a huge advantage in the beginning, and every time the game changes.
A lot of this game is planning for the future. Thinking ahead has made the top alliances what they are.
But before that you have to know how to play the game.
Look at the alliances with tons of member spots but they can not compete with alliances that have the same amount of members.
And the alliances that brag when they win the easiest wars, are only building for a huge fall when they can’t win against a decent alliance.
So yes you want a nice guy as your Leader that will work hard.
But if they are not good gamers then you need to have them step down or you need to leave.
This is a game and personally I play to win. I recommend farmville or candy crush to anyone else.
(this is not aimed at you mamsky, just my thoughts… also is your alliance WuTangClan?)