Well said nipper2271.
The less admins do to support progressing players, the more players themselves will have to care about this. If they care at all, that is. Some people do care, this can be seen at the forum or in game at times. If this is enough - only the activity of progressing players can show.
I think BB-6 themselves are no problem here. Sometimes players, for whatever reason, give low-level allies\enemies nice chances even using a BB-6. Problem lies in using every kind of ship in a way that makes it hard for low-levelers to compete. CVs with A and B, SSs, even CAs with prem-HH, all can choose a "newb" as easy kill, much more easy kill than anything else. That would mean "newbs" die first, without much possibility to make damage to earn some exp, creds, and, most important I think, experts for their growing crew. If they at least die last that helps already. They also can't just hide somewhere, because every ship is supposed to contribute, and players are supposed to learn. And anyway, no one could organize "newbs" to do so, if even the existing fleets, with their ability for organization, would not organize some "newbie-friendly" environment. Well, maybe for a day as a flash-mob event :)
It's very hard to apply any form of imaginary all-players-policy in such games. If players even break official rules every now and then, how would they follow any unofficial ones...
These days, especially after the trade was cancelled, fleets do their best to support the rarely coming or returning veterans by sharing accounts to them for HA\HD. Or at least I suppose they do. Like it or not, it increases the number of players online for certain periods of time. Maybe gives some revenue for game owners. Better than nothing...as good and as bad as that.
One more thing here, look at what Liming and the team of CHNB and Viva La Mexico are doing now. The tournament for BB-6 players that involves maybe a hundred people, several months of training, discussing and gaming activities, olive prizes. And hopefully will be more than well rewarded by GMs, if not respected by all. Some media cover would be nice too, maybe, if spectators are not welcome due to possible spy activity or just personal hatred...Now, someone could also organize an event not for veterans, but for beginners. Or veterans, playing beginners accs, no way to verify that...Anyway, one can check how many battles are played with the participant's account. Appoint lesser prizes, still significant for beginners. That event could be exploited by veterans, I guess, but so can be many other events.
Sadly it all depends on players' goodwill these days.
Will maybe anyone be so kind and make translations of topics like this for Latino, Chinese and other non-english-speakers.
Also, trade system must be restored.