After very little thought, I decided to push this account to TH8. Its simple really, I’m nearly maxed with my elixir structures and I find my elixir constantly overflowing, so TH8 it is. Notice my defenses are still around TH4/5 levels, but losses aren’t bad at all
Its around 200-250k each per raid, which is equal to one raid. Its a myth that rushers cannot progress because of lost loot, however, lost loot is only equal to one raid per defense. As long as one can make a few raids per day, its no problem at all to keep enough loot despite defenses.