rune, i understand your statement about the skills. but what you have to understand is its not necessarily the experience. it has to do with the weapons associated with higher levels. and if your in a clan and you battle another with all 50's and your a 39 or w/e they have to cater to the lowest level in a weapons cap. and the best clans dont necessarily like to go that low. usually a 45 or 42 cap is about as low as they like.
its unfortunate that some high skilled players will get looked over because of their lack of experience. but thats the way it goes sometimes.