> So, I've just happened upon the Deathworlders/Jenkinsverse stuff, and I'm about ten chapters into what I assume to be the core.
>It stops being about the stated premise completely after a while. Instead it's just The Adventures Of Gigantic Space Gym Bros.
*closes mouth and nods unhappily*
You have identified precisely why I stopped reading.
(The actual specific point was a bit further on, when it started looking like they were setting up Earth to get taken out - but that's okay, because everyone who's cool and worth saving is on other planets now, so who cares right?)