I don't mind the Territory Battles, but I think they could have warned everyone going in that it will be extremely hard to do very well in them. Once they reduce the phase timer to 12 hours they will go a lot faster. But they really should randomize the platoons better. It seems like you draw about 5 useless toons each time you spawn a TB that are required for 4 out of the 6 platoons. And then they require these same guys at EVERY phase. So if you only have two Lobots in your guild currently, then from the outset if you drew Lobot as one of your five useless toons that TB, you are pretty much guaranteed to only fill a max of 2 platoons each time. Repeat for Ugnaught or Imagundi or Jedi Guardian or Coruscant Policeman, etc. And if you don't have raid Han you are not going to go 6 of 6, period.
I don't understand saying they are pointless though. They are just another way to grind out gear and toons, especially for lower level players. And that is, at its core, what the game is all about. Right now, the only real way to help lower players in the guild is by donating gear one or two pieces at a time. With TBs, I can use my whole roster to help give these guys a boost. The inherent problem, in my mind, is the fact that for the TB being a great way to help some lower tier guildies, the difficulty of it and the low level of rewards for the length of time it takes to complete a cycle, runs directly counter to the aforementioned goal.
I think they need to scale up the TB rewards, and use the TB rewards for stuff geared towards the non-elite players. Move the T12 gear, Yoda shards, and rare drops to the guild rewards store, where the reward scale is designed to reward those with better rosters and/or more advanced players, ie folks that probably really need/want those things. This way TB's can act as an effective feeder store for less advance players to be able to gear up for the raids better. And this would better match the implicit TB goal (based on the TBs uniform reward structure) as a mechanic to allow advance guild members to further help less advance guild mates.