As someone below 30 and post stimulus package, I have to say ranking up is very daunting and kind of puts me off from trying to be a high rank. It would require months and months of playing time I don't have anymore. Maybe two years ago, but not now. I wonder if a lot of new players will stay very long.
I am going to stop at 25 and move on.
50,000-Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper-Art Lover 80
100,000-Dragon Age II-I Got Your Back 25
150,000-Assassins Creed III-The New Tea Party 40