This is where you're wrong.
Farming grey's isn't being active. It's clicking a button every 5, 10, 20, 30 or 60 minutes to send 100 attack. That's not being active. Being active is scouting villages before attacking them. You are more than welcome to scout all the grey's before attacking them, now that would be active.
Farming grey is much more active playing then spiking it. You have to at least click a button every 5,10,20,30 min. So your complains about not playing active when you actually support people who plays even less active are funny.
Well, it is an old saying that the game is really won by defensive players... the ones that manage to defend against the big hammers and manage to stop loosing any treasures or VPs.
Same with the WW, the ones that manage to get theirs ahead for the best bonuses and manage to keep it there with good defense.
So, defensive players are needed in every kingdom to survive.
Regarding the defensive points, it was decided after long conversations with the communities and the players.
In war there are a lot of strategies that may not be liked, like for example spying in a kingdom for another one, but, they exist and is part of the politics of the game.
Guerrilla warfare, as well, is part of the normal war. In this case, defending inactive players to make it harder for offensive players is that guerrilla warfare and sometimes it is very effective. That means that the hammers you are going to face in the WW or in the treasuries are smaller.
So we may like or not like some of those (and others that there are) strategies, but they are very valid ones. Yes, it means you have to be more careful with your raids, but then again, it would be less fun not to have it in the game.
It is all about the thrill of not knowing if it is going to pan out as we planned and adapt to the circumstances, instead of just clicking and clicking knowing the end result beforehand.
Don't you think?
The issue is that that balance between deff and off players was shifted by someone decision in favor of deff players. In that way that off players got no choice to counter that. Like I wrote they can see attack hitting them we got no chance to trace who defend. Apparently only one side during discusion was listened cowards like Coldplay who claim they want to play active game but they hide in shadow so we couldn't find them.
I have never complained about spiking. The issue is that points for that were removed. So no one can see who does that.