1- in any game the old players are usually better than new players because they played more than them. If tomorrow new players become better than you i believe you won’t like it anyway lol
2- even if the “additional reward ad option” is still there that doesn’t mean old players don’t use it and only you can
3- if you start now and invest more hours per day than others you might surpass them?
4- since the matchmaking relies on power cost then complaining means either you don’t have a good strategy/setup or you don’t like challenges?