Juves go from off the boat to level 3 or 4, stealing level 3/4/5 weapons in first match depending on difficulty, starter gang w/ right facility on brutal or deadly gives stat upgrades for 0 exp. All skills at level 3/maxed by character level 5 or 6.
Infamy points make it worse. Level 5 weapons/armor at start, free implants, neuro inhibitors can get you to level 7 in 2 battles. Level 10 is maxing out non class stats hoping to get a +1 max stat item in caskets.
I suppose it lets you try different high level gang builds quickly but seems like there should be a little effort involved lol.