Try someone who plays casually, maybe 1 hour a day, AND I got the elite status for 30 days like 2 weeks ago, (because I'm a casual player and I know I need a boost in earnings if I'm to compete with the hardcore players) I literally JUST unlocked a T4 module on my Jutland last night after playing a little bit a day for 2 weeks.
I love the gameplay, but the grind is so painful, I get bored of my modules fairly quickly, and feel handicapped when I unlock a new ship, but its gimped with stock modules that will take me 50 hours of grinding to change.
The developers need to act quick!!!!! People are leaving becuase of this, they need to hotfix progession values yesterday! Not after the holidays, now! Quing up last night for veteran took 3 minutes, it never used to take that long. Wish they would put the game on steam so we could see how many people are currently in game. Maybe 50 across all ques? It just makes me really sad to see such an exhilarating game getting flushed like this.