Yea. Insulting title right? But this is the genuine thought that has crossed my mind after reading all the "meta" discussions today.
Zaul teams are not the only option and quite easy to beat when the AI is controlling them. My own shard is full of whales with impressive full gear teams. There are maybe 2 zaul teams that can hold the top 10. The REALLY well moded zader teams eat them for breakfast while the "protect the nihilus" GK led teams consistently jockey for 1st and 2nd. Meanwhile the max speed jedi teams beat the Zader and Rex teams, yet my Zylo can solo the jedi 1v5 (albeit, slowly).
What I'm trying to say here is there is a counter for everything, and if you're having trouble, it's probably because you're too comitted to one faction or haven't moded right. Things like speed order matter, sillies.
Use your heads. The fact you're required to in order to hold a decent spot in arena is what makes this game fun.
Rock on, developers.
(PS, I dont. And will never use a Zaul team. Way too much a 1 trick pony.)