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If you just take a look at the threads on this forum alone, you can see many questions about this, and many answers from fans and haters a like, but as a proespective player, who do you believe? Who is telling the truth? Can a new player really compete?
Project BeliEvE attempts to answer this question with a definitive yes or no.
Armon Deacon is a new freshly created character who will be attempting to progress quickly to "Competing" with the vets. His daily progress will be documented and tracked via this blog.
The character will recieve no outside help monitarily or with items from established characters and his API key has been published for easy validation.
Haters and Fans alike will soon have a definitive answer to the age old question, can a new player really compete with the vets in EvE?