No it entourages canon fodder to quit. Intelligent people ask for help to improve and get better.
You don't have to start at tier 2 to learn how to play this game and improve.
Although it helps since that is where all the new players that don't know what they are doing play.
I'm staying in tier 3 just to grind out more pilot's perks. Which ones do you do, and which ones do you care less about?