Just my opinion though.
One reason why players planned their base is due to supershot activation.
While it’s true that the base will be more powerful with better AI, the difference between defended and undefended base is still pretty large, since defender can use their items (especially hammer repairs), which makes attacking the base much harder.
Perhaps we can let some towers have higher priority to use supershots (as if a supershot has been assigned to each of them). If each prioritized tower have supershot assigned, the remaining can be activated randomly. By supershots, I mean base’s supershots which are 4 or 5.
p.s.I wish the best for you and your family.