Its just the 4th day I’m playing and I’m already a TH5. The 3rd army camp is pivotal here, increasing your troop capacity from 80 to 135! That’s insane. That’s why odd numbered TH levels are the best, they’re generally very offensive and gain a good amount of defense too (to counter their own offense); while even-numbered TH levels are the worst, gaining a ton of defense without proper offensive support. Here lies the basis of rushing – skip even numbered TH levels, stay longer in odd numbered TH levels.
I have 3 builders ready for the day and pretty hyped for TH5. Prepared nearly capped loot and have some in treasury to boost me up. At TH2-5, the daily star bonus is quite significant and you should go to silver 2-3 and enjoy it (60-80k).