How strong do you guys think Luffy's fleet captains will ultimately stack up to the "commanders" and be relative to Shanks?
Remember their formation and purpose is even more unorthodox than Shanks's fleet/crew. https://imgur.io/a/OUXA97I#Vmpx1li
I will see in that pannel if this is true. Anyway Kidd wanted to use smart move - defeate fodders with one attack, to leave only his crew vs Shanks. Now why you call Kid fodder? Shanks can do the same to each crew, maybe except Luffy's and other Younko.
The reason Oda is an amazing writer is that he got fools like you to like Kidd so much that you would think he even stands a chance against Shanks, and then fooled you by having Shanks end his career, and in the process, making you guys look like absolute fools for falling for it, and making us, non-Midd stans feel great.