I'm a yellow player, currently at level 33 (almost 34). Been playing since close to the beginning. My city has lots of gyms, (probably about 25 of them) but they are all blue or red almost all the time (will be lucky to come across 1 yellow gym). Even if there is 1 yellow gym, it will be full so I can't even put one of my pokemon in it.
So earlier today, I walked the whole town and there wasn't a single yellow gym so I decided to beat a gym myself so I could change it to Yellow and put my best pokemon in (2960 Dragonite) so I could hopefully collect some coins from it. Within 3 minutes after beating the gym, my Dragonite got murdered and changed back to Blue color that fast and I got no coins or anything from it. So I spent 20 - 25 minutes beating that gym for absolutely no reason at all. Not gonna lie, this really pissed me off.
I've been heavily debating starting all over and changing to Blue or Red because I'm heavily outnumbered and this ruins the fun of the game for me. I feel like if I start over, then all of the last 11 months of playing would of been a complete waste of a lot of my time and then everyone else is gonna be miles ahead of me.
If some of you could give me some advice on this, it would be greatly appreciated.