American pvpers aren't stupid.
When it comes to gaming american pvpers are some of the best in the world.
You are saying that because you probably never played on servers outside NA, and you never met Russian, Polish, German, or even Turkish players... One part is true tho, that there are very good individual PvP'ers in the US, but when it comes to group PvP they are far behind to many other countries.
Even Chuck Norris would have problems against the Russians .
You're completely leaving out politics. And this is your problem: conflicts create a political aspect that diplmatics can solve. And this is an awesome gameplay aspect.
For example on KR Retail people offer to escort you to the island for a small price, while the pirates offer you to don't attack at all if you give them 1/3 of your packages. Then there's alliances which don't charge you at all but want you to help out as well.
Agree, that the diplomacy will play a huge role in AA, especially on the EU servers where there gonna be players from many nations and communities playing. It's gonna be so fun .