Yeah, I think lvl system atm is ways to difficult. You wont reach lvl 20-30 in like 3-4 days of long playing.
I'm lvl 8 after 2 days playing about 6-7 hours a day..
yet i did 2 daylies and got 3,1k XP and guess what, this was not 1/3 of my xp bar at lvl 8!
this is waaaaay to unsmooth especially on the early lvls!
Until some point like between lvl 20-30 you should get XP a lot faster than we get now like 4-5 times more xp or "less xp needed per lvl" while xp gain is still the same.
This feels like heavy grinding on test server
grinding hard for quest, which give low xp and are even daily or weekly with really high amounts of gathering resources when you have a stone/wood tool until lvl 14/15... i mean even my totem is better than wood and stone tools atm