I nose it 95% of the time, because Im gonna go find a fun match (unless I see familiar faces on my team, then maybe possible il stick it out.)
Its really simple!, im here to have fun!, not go against strangers in obviously superior machines in every single possible way with not just a little advantage, but an outright gross advantage.
When there is say a T3-4 match, I always target the lower tiers, Why? because their easier to shoot down.
On lower tiers that really doesn't matter much, but 5-8, that's where it REALLY matters and statistically speaking being on the lower tier of the table, you have 10% chance of surviving, but most likely less then 1% because Newbies don't have T7-T8.
Cannot out turn, Cannot out-climb, cannot outgun... Yhe, il not be wasting my time with strangers in that situation.
So I will have to argue on your opening statement and say that in at-least some, if not all cases, you are fundamentally wrong.
If you're "nosing it in" at the start of any game, you're doing your team a dis-service. Yes, being two down sucks, but grow a spine and at least try to be somewhat useful for your team and not die for the first 2 minutes. You're never going to advance to high tiers or get better if you suicide at the start of every matchup you don't like.