Great Old One
Yes, in the sense that (a) I find these levels far far more tedious than challenging,
And of course, playing D&D is supposed to be a challenge.
If you're going to make claims of this nature, provide the statistics. Otherwise, stop acting like you know any better than anyone else here what the preferences of players are.
Man, just check out the various polls about the levels people play at, it's not hard, for example here: 90% of games stop by level 10, so if you start at level 5, it does not give you that wide a range. Or here: "It turns out that most players never reach beyond level five."
See also here for the favourite level to start playing, 85% prefer to start at level 1.
So no, I don't claim to know better than everyone, but I certainly claim to know better than you. But if you don't believe me, provide data, or start your own poll.