I highly suggest everyone that wants to get better at SM OU to try the official laddering tournament occurring right now. It is essentially laddering until you gain enough points to qualify for the tournament. It is extremely hard to reach this point, but you get to experience the full range of the metagame that is available on the ladder. This ranges from stall, hyper offense, veil offense, webs, gay shit, and then once in a blue moon, a balance team. Not but seriously, this is a fun tourney and event to participate in. It all takes place on main server showdown and smogon forums. If you don't make it this cycle, there is always more cycles.
Sign ups: http://www.smogon.com/forums/threads/smogons-official-ladder-tournament-iv-cycle-3-signups.3612288/
Sample teams: http://www.smogon.com/forums/threads/olt-laddering-teams-from-1000-insert-number.3610784/
I'll probably be posting cool replays I have or my progress every cycle, gl to all participating.