You’re talking about a completely different calculation. Look, if you have 4 Leshaks and the enemy has 8 Leshaks, you’re not going to win. Nothing you do will change that outcome. It’s not like you can hide in the bushes and use guerrilla tactics to even the odds.
In EVE, you need the capability to escalate when necessary. You do not have that, because your focus is on sniping criminals to get on CONCORD kill mails. There are ways to increase the level of your competitiveness even with an undermanned and underskilled force, but you aren’t at that level because you never made it a priority to achieve it.
If you don’t believe me, go attack some POCOs and find out for yourself.