Concerning Asymmetric Battle, it's a bad idea in my opinion. It's about the same as going into a random battle only to find over half your team is AFK. As I heard the huge enemy fleet say "It's like shooting in a barrel", And I agree. When I'm on the large team side that is exactly what it's like, I don't feel challenged in that you feel game is about won even before you start! Trying to be like real world? mmmm no, In the real world such a huge imbalance would only result in the small patrol not engaging but monitoring, no country is silly enough to try with such a high risk of losing expensive assets in that manner.
Pay to play? why? and you lose more than you gain. It's like the house always wins.
Count me out of Asymmetric Battles