Where are the good players on this game? What do they play? I just started playing today and have been #1 in every game I've played. I'm not gloating, it just seems people that play this game now are trash.
When in Rome, we shall do as the Romans. When in Hell, we do shots at the bar.
When you play a given playlist, you are matched up against people of your skill level. Spartan rank is NOT an indicator of skill; it is simply indicative of how much time you've spent playing. When you first begin playing a playlist, the game doesn't know how good you are, so it starts you at the bottom. Right now, you are beating up on the worst players in the game; if you do well in those games you'll soon be matched with better players.