JL - What you have to take into consideration is that KI are doing they're best to get the PvP system working as to be fair like you ask for, but it's not like that's the only thing they are working on. Sometimes you just have to be patient till you get a fair match, but don't fear because I'm sure KI are doing whatever is in their power to fix unfair in-game advantages like this. All this said, if you are only doing PvP for fun, maybe you should try practice PvP? Maybe if you are a beginner you should give it a go. Anyways hope I've helped in whatever way I can.