Many old users amassed their reps through answering questions which usually went EOQS (evidence: see the bans of many users post EOQS). And since the hard implementation of EOQS, it is becoming more and more difficult to amass reputation as there are effectively fewer questions to answer, and also, questions to ask.
So, suppose a new user (post EOQS) wants to actively participate for the maintenance of the site after browsing for long, then they may not be able to because there are no longer the avenues which existed previously for gaining rep.
I see the solution to this to reduce the rep requirements for gaining privileges. So, could this be done?
The issue which sticks out most for me as it stands is that the people with highest amount of privilege at the moment gained that by doing things very much against the new EOQs policy pre EOQs. And, after exploiting the system wish to keep their position as some reputation oligarchs.
For the sake of fair game, the reputation threshhold for privileges should be reduced since as said before, it's much more difficult for a person to gain a considerable amount of reputation now than before.
In the short term, the issues I have raised can be written off but with progression of time, the concentration of 'power' among these old users will make it very difficult for the site to evolve further, and hence, lead to stagnation.
To be clear, I'm not asking to take rep away from high rep users, or, give rep for free to newer users.
All I am asking is the policy should be changed that newer users are allowed to get more of a say on the site so there are newer ideas on meta, and hence, on the direction of site to prevent an echochamber situation.