You are right. I missed that it starts at 0%.This is incorrect. That's GE, but not what they've stated they're planning for attrition. From the developers,
That sounds nothing like what you're talking about and nothing like the way GE works.
I disagree on the even playing field it will give.
They also stated something else on that
In Forge of Empires, we have vastly different players with varying levels of army boosts. Our goal was to reward heavily invested fighters, but to also limit everyone's amount of daily fights.