I’m and older, fatter, out of shaper dude who typically rides with the HERD or ZER group rides in the 1.2-1.5 W/kg range. Based on that power output, I typically end up riding alone at the back of the TOW rides. Sometimes a few of us end up grouping up, but it’s not very often.
Last year Zwift did some rookie rides that grouped more of us together and most even had a leader. I believe that the intent was to teach newcomers ZWIFT, but they attracted a good crowd of slower riders that could group up. We even suffered together for a 2 hr ride that went up to the radio tower?
I would love to see the rookie rides return for next years TOW.