The first makes the fight interesting and still pritty "fair". Its a hard fight but still well withing the GF domain.
The second is just a way to stop the fight immediately to get some easy griefings. Its not a fight at all and gets you blueballed in the future.
Its all about having fun. Me losing my Cane to a RA gatecamp isnt bad as long i could fight and have fun. Even when there are 4 kitsuuns on the field, and i get jammed. It becomes a race back to the gate. But still fun. There being 50 titans on the gate isnt.