Which is exactly why the number of Goon/Rebel/EWO players will always dwarf TWL.
Exactly how it should be, and always will. Give it up, kid.
Oh man, wrong again. When the game was in its prime, there were more competitive players than non-competitive players. The competitive player base is smaller now because the game is ten years old. Competitive players have mostly moved on to games that are actually, y'know, competitive.
But then, that's beside the point too, as usual. The point was your ridiculous opinion that someone who starts playing a 10-year-old game would rather experiment on his own than accept advice from people who have been playing for 10 years. In reality, if you actually ask potential new players what they think, most of them don't want to start because they think vets won't
give them advice. You learn these things when you actually do research rather than sit there on a forum making up theories.