Well I don't have rank intel, but I don't see foe ever avoiding a f2p prep against zenith/ly/fi/supremacy as long as it's like 40v40 min. Zenith situation was different, we both had like 60 and when we got told it was a ft100 instead of knockout everyone got mad because doing a boring ft100 with high opts would be a waste, but obviously knockout would have been unfair as zenith brought low levels too so we shoulda just done a ft100.
Rage however, I could see rage asking for 30v30 min and danny only accepting if it's 50v50 min because rage can 100% pull that, maybe even more. 30v30 preps are more random, and clearly beneficial to rage as foe has a much larger core. Foe accepting a 30v30 and losing it could give rage a small window to get back into the rivalry as they are losing hard on all other fronts. It's also annoying to do 30v30 min if we pull 60.
If rage has asked foe for 50v50 preps and foe declined then I'd totally disagree with foe leadership decisions there.