I think what you mean is that you have enough nobles to last if you pace yourself. Anybody can make nobles last if they aren't used, especially if you leave them sitting around doing nothing as you say some of yours are. Im a firm believer of you dont load your gun unless you plan to use it, so an idle noble to me is a waste of resources. It takes half a day to build a train, so saying they are already made is just being proactive...meh, to each their own. If nobles are just sitting around made, they either aren't in the place you need them to be (i.e. close to targets) or the players planning could use a bit of a refresher course.
I can noble two villages a day and still store extra packages. I would have to noble three villages a day for around a month to completely deplete my noble trains and packet stores. And if I was nobling three villages a day for a month, I wouldn't be complaining about package shortage. That'd be ~90 villages, more villages total than I've taken thus far from LSHRV.
As for the gun quote, I also believe the same thing. However, I also take the time to aim and make every shot count, rather than spray and pray. I use all of my trains on a regular basis, but that doesn't mean I send them out as soon as they return to my villages. I plan out my attacks, set up the nuking and support as necessary, and then send. Sometimes this takes weeks, especially when waiting for nukes or support to build.
I also have the problem of waiting on escorts to train. A noble train takes ~16 hours, give or take depending on academy level, while a nuke takes at least 3 weeks. Like I stated above, I lost 4 noble trains the other day, meaning I lost 4 nukes acting as escorts, so those trains would be ineffective sent early without an adequate escort. But then again, this also just shows how it really is good for me to have so many trains. I lost four, and I continued to noble villages from you guys.
Now I believe we are starting to get off topic.