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This is one for which I'm especially curious to hear other people's thoughts and experiences. In real life, teenagers that can perform at the top level are exceptionally rare, and when one appears it's a big deal. (They also usually have been incubating a while in the lower tiers of youth football, which makes the sudden appearance of a fully formed 15-17 year-old even more jarring, but we'll assume this is merely a side-effect of not being able to include real kids that grow from younger in the game legally.) In FM, however, it seems there is often a disproportionate amount of highly skilled newgens being generated, resulting in a a disproportionately high amount of teenagers in the starting lineups of clubs and national call-ups in the seasons following your first. I understand that there are talented youngsters appearing IRL all the time (and, some, like Donnarumma, might seem unrealistic if they had happened in a game but now seem understandable in real life, altering our expectations), but I can't be the only one who sometimes feels like the game hypes them up a bit - both in terms of frequency and specific attributes being impressively high from the start - to make hunting for them more fun and fulfilling, and make rebuilding your squad without names to go off of in the future a bit easier simply by improving the odds. For the sake of realism, should newgens be toned down a bit, or maybe just made more rare, or is their current level a necessity for the game to run smoothly? What's the point of trying to grow the real life youth players you start with if you know someone better and far more evolved with inevitably appear soon after? Do other FM players have wildly different experiences than me and it's not always this way? Here are some examples of really good newgens that maybe are a little too good (who has 20 attributes at 15???).