When V2 ended in smothering ruins of bad implementation remember when the recalculated everyone's strength index? So depending on many factors (including age, activity, and strength acquired until the change) older accounts soon found themselves with less strength and newer accounts seemed closer to an average that was predetermined.
Maybe its about time the admins did this again. New Players don't have much of an impact in this game with Maverick Packs, where higher wealthier citizens can curb stomp them, and Infantry Kits, which allow elderly to over take the youth.
Or perhaps new citizens get a strength booster that lasts a month and is subject to go away if they miss a day of daily task/training session. This means they will be closer to a set average and will not feel so left out.