What is your strategy when submitting an article?
I am asking because I wonder if it hurts to try submitting to a top journal even if the paper is clearly not good enough. Worse come worse I get a desk rejection and a couple of comments from the editor. If I am lucky, I get some reviewers' comments.
I guess something else that matters is time. If a journal takes months to get back, an additional submission might results in a huge loss of time, which postpone the publication process.
But I still don't get why I should start from a lower ranked journal, without even trying an overshoot.
Field is Econ if it helps. But I am more interested in a general argument.