Dude, you're hilarious.
I no longer play public singles escalating games for the simple reason that that's what the players do, especially in terminator, they target the highest ranking player because they get the most points for knocking him/her out. You're blaming high ranks? lol. I think it works both ways.
In an officer game with all officer ranks, the game becomes a much better challenge. Sure, it's harder to win, but the challenge is worthwhile. Do you think I enjoy playing with noobs and predicable nooby strategy? I wouldn't consider myself a "high rank" as such.
I was kinda half thinking you were trolling us, now I think you're deadly serious, which makes this thread all the more worthwhile.
I think if you purposely sign up to games just to target people because of their rank, that could become an issue. I am pretty sure it falls under the sites rules of "don't be intentionally annoying" and don't intentionally ruin the experience for others.
If for instance, a high ranking player makes a public game, and you join it with a posse just to target him, that is bullying to an extent. You would therefore be attempting to prevent all high ranking players from playing public games. You've made your intentions pretty clear in this thread. So, this thread can be linked if you are found to be doing something that serious. Just pointing out the obvious in case you didn't think of that.
Please, continue... this thread is awesome.