I’d like to see the Avatar’s Height & Weight as an option to turn on and display within the screen display along with the current power rating.
Agree non power trainers have different abilities and dependent on their physical setup & tire contact pressure can produce widely different performances.
Smart trainers are much closer, but also have a variance in their wattage output per rider output; still dependent on riders effort producing watts. A CT vs Kicker vs Neo… riden all of them with slightly different results but still based on watts produced.
The trainer produces watts without regard to ride’s physical matrix. The Zwift game is designed to be enjoyed and motivate riders, if someone is greatly outside the normal size… Say extreme height that adds an additional 80-150 lbs or someone overweight looking for motivation to ride, loose weight & enjoy. I have no issues with them creating a virtual rider a bit more in the normal zone to enjoy the ride, group and competition motivation on a smart trainer since their wattage still needs to be produced. In a sort, a handicap to help equalize the size difference not create an unequal advantage. To create a virtual rider ultra light or small that isn’t within the normal riders may provide an unfair advantage if they’re able to produce the watts. Another alternative would be to have size limits to avoid the unrealistic weights or base each rider on wattage produced and all virtual riders same size.
Not supporting cheating, but in a virtual game I’d like everyone to enjoy, continue paying subscription to support development of more courses and enhancements. I reconize that the majority of Zwifters will not all be lean competive riders.