Well, lets just run a few numbers here. Let's say I was to strike one of these fatties. I'd save turns for a day or two until I had full turns and some saved. Are ya with me so far?
OK, now, I look in my scores list where I have like 15K acres, and my target has 148K acres. He has ZERO defense, I have plenty of offense, and defense. I use my vast spy advantage to blow up his airbases, so he goes from say 15M jets to 5M or so. Considering that target has zero spies, I don't get caught, then I run a 2 jet ps how much of his land do you think I'll get?
I'm figuring it should be in the low 5 digits worth. possibly doubling my land. I would then need ALL the rest of my turns, plus saved to build on it all, unless I was going to have a war with said clan, then I'd just drop the unused land and strike again.
So, now that all jetter is a much smaller all jetter with half the jets he used to have. Still not enough to overcome my defense, so, he would have to resort to actual war turns against me, thus bleeding out on me, while his other countries similarly configured get targetted as well. It would be ugly for sure, I'm certain to be killed by not only that clan, but most of the other clans in the game, simply out of fear that a predator like me can wander around the herd of bottomfeeders at will. Am I wrong so far?
You are wrong on several counts. Changeset 19 is the one FFA is running on. You would get about as much as you get from PSing a good bot(albeit those have higher breaks now).
If you want to be an effective "Predator" you need to know the first thing about how to make your hit count, your post shows you don't.
Secondly, you probably won't be killed by any tag other than the countries you hit simply because people are very lazy and rarely help each others. If you start hitting several tags then of course they may go together to kill you, but thats another situation entirely.