Every game in AB is the same.
I sign up for the first available. 8 times out of 10 I join something in progress, and always, ALWAYS, Horde control 4 resources and Alliance is struggling to hold on to the stables. I can't tell you how often I join a game in that state.
It's amazing that 15 Horde can 1) manage to take and hold four resources, and 2) still mount a MASSIVE assault on the stables. It's even more amazing that Tauren Warriors and Orc and Forsaken 'locks and Rogues look so awesome and our Nelfs and Gnomes are ... where the hell is everyone? We're all dead. Looking pretty with our shiney armors and stuff.
It's massively sad.
And on games where I do start with a locked gate, Alliance will take the stables, head for the mines, a smattering will head for the lumbermill and nobody goes to the blacksmith.
Do I have such an incredible influence on events? I mean when I play my Horde, the Horde are the village idiots and the Alliance the rampaging heroes. Can I, little ol' me, make such a difference? It certainly seems to be so.
On the plus side I only have 7 more AB's to go, i.e 7 more AB Marks, and I'm done with the place. That'll get me the 70 Marks I need for all the armor pieces.
And I guess I'll keep my level 48 Guttbuster because I'd sooner gouge my eyes out with a spoon than suffer another 40 more losses in AB to get the High Warlord's gun.