I do understand why players think a lower level is a disadvantage. I was accepted into a gold 20-member co-op at level 30 when other players averaged 100. I kept up by spending tcash and doing lots of trains so I could get building materials.

Am now in a 2-member co-op level 158 (barn 2085), other player level 161 (barn about 3000). We spend about 100 tcash each. This week all teams we played against had at least 1 member over 100 except a team at 62 and 59. I agree low-level team was at a disadvantage. I thought game averaged player level. It would be a good idea to have teams 50 and below; 50 to 100 and over 100. Seems more fair.