@Kaiju - Well, we are progressing very nicely. I have dropped from L4 to G1. (4100 trophies to 3700), but am still seeing mostly 130's as opponents. Their trophies range from 4100 to 4400. I obviously get my tail kicked when I try to challenge them with my 105-110's.
Despite the disparity in levels, I can fight these guys if the runes are equal. Unfortunately, these guys are loaded with level X runes, so it's total devastation. Today, much to my surprise, I was matched against a team with 110's and 120's. Runes were about equal, so I thought I had a chance. You guessed it, when I hit the button to fight, their first move was a "special" which wiped me out.
You may ask why do I keep beating my head against the wall? I could sit on my hands and do nothing, but that wouldn't prove how unfair these matchups are. It's one thing to know they are, say, lvl 130, but that's only half the answer. You must know the level of their runes, which can only be known if you actually fight them.
SP easy they eliminated the refresh so we would have to strategize our battles better. If sitting on our hands and not attacking is a strategy, I want no part of it or the game. If spending literally hundreds of $$ to upgrade is the only solution, I'll have no part of that either because I will need to save my $$ to store my excess monsters in the new Vault.
So, do I cross off PVP along with all the other challenges (72 hr., mazes, dungeons, etc)? Only time will tell.