By the way, don't you need to get threads approved by a mod?
Nope. If the thread is bad, we'll see it and lock it anyway.
I think this is more of a problem with you overpredicting and going on a tilt than anything else. While making big plays such as overpredicting / double switching etc etc, its best to do it either late or midgame when you have a fair idea of your opponents skill level or if you're really high on the ladder i.e you get matched up with people who are reasonably skilled to make it to the top as well, then you can afford to make big plays. However, if you predict your opponent is going to see through your Steelceus switch on Kyurem-W and keep Latias in to take the Focus Blast, don't be surprised if you get smacked by a Draco Meteor in the face.