Yep, that's the sweet spot of WoT nowadays. I can raise the bar until Tier 8 tough. I'm playing my T8 ESL tanks (AMX 90, 100 and T32) along with my T8 brits and my T34 and usually MM is very friendly with me as top dog, rarely against one or two Tier 9 and extremely rare against Tier 10. And icing on the cake is that I don't see arty in those games. One arty from time to time. Two/three arty's are very-very rare. So why bother in Tier 9/10? I want to play for fun not for rage. When I want to play with big boys I'm taking my T8 arty's or my Object 268. No headaches.