Yeah, I remember hearing about that when it happened. That's why I was so surprised when my mid-level Orc at level 18 was surrounded by others in their low 20s playing the RvR in that tier.
When I was fucking around with a new character, getting into scenarios happened almost instantly because of the free forever trial. Not the case in tier 2, but that might also be because everyone is doing the RvR stuff.
Granted, I'm sure it won't always be that way, but when I played today there seemed to be plenty of people doing the RvR and having a hell of a time.