I fully agree with you. I really like the fair battles as they are now. I am convinced that most (experienced or let's say, top 100) crews will choose for option 1 if you would organize a poll with 3 options:
- Leave all advanced options off in battles.
- Switch all advanced options on again.
- An option in between, with only 2 training camps and secret trainings per manager, and all other options still off.