I agree. Just giving lower players team point of view as I said a few days ago. Well we made it to lap 5, the 1st epic breeding made it together with countless pvps. We usually qualify and were lucky to get a pool of teams that would allow a 1st tier ranking. This time, we get an epic, well, I should never have spent gems here or there on that, and dont think I will again.
I understand there are different types of teams and different viewpoints. You cannot be fair to everybody. However, I could clearly see, around mid-race, that motivating players was getting hard. In a team where 2/3 are aound lvl 30 to 40, passionate but limited in capacity, high lvls do gems, food, gold, then get nothing. Nobody was thrilled and we have now come to a halt. Race was fun before, you could quickly see if other teams were serious or not, and you had to fight your way to remain floating in the acceptable reward bracket.
Now the objective, for our team, is impossible. Ppl realize that. Epic or legendary breeding as soon as lap 4, pvp constantly, other gem-eating events and offers in parallel... well, that kills it for new players and lower lvls.
SP, I understand high lvl players spent lots, but even them dont seem unanimous at all. And without new blood injected in the game, it will slowly die.
Humble personal opinion from very personal feelings. I understand you may completely have a different game experience.