This is simply a comment on something I experienced yesterday. Several newbies in my group leveled up and out of the newbie area trying to complete this quest. Not sure what to make of it other than it is frustrating for them, and me. I haven't seen them since.
Exp. comes awful fast as a newb in this zone. Maybe too fast for the level cap.
I'm having a great time though and ALL the folks I have met so far have been the best!