Novices will make up the overwhelming majority of players out there - so finding higher ranked people is naturally gonna be difficult!
It would be interesting if SMG added an extra "Global Info" screen - which gave stats on how many total players there are at the different ranks, different countries etc etc...
Love this idea! Wholeheartedly agree!!!
Also I find that players tends to prefer to attack higher ranks, to achieve more points in case of victory, resulting in unfair games
(for example when you are the only expert in a beginners board - it can happen that everybody attack you)