Most of the bads seem to be on empire side, to be honest.
Here's a hint: when playing ACW or NC, leave the middle objectives and cap the sides. Sit back and defend and watch as the entire imp team goes to zerg mid. They will then become frustrated that they can't seem to get another node.
I've honestly lost maybe once or twice using this strategy out of 100s of games played.
imps, please all do this.
reps: don't you dare listen to this.