Things aren't always shinier on the other side... (leads me to new NEWB question: see thread "better to be new in a new world (or Not)? Opinions please")
I don't think that is necessarily true, I think some quit before they even have the opportunity to send out a nuke. I do think that when a player gets rimmed it does play a part especially if the player is new to the game. I agree that they can always reset and find a better position on the world but many won't, quitting is easier.Most players quit because they do not find success. They do not have the grit and determination to grind for it. After losing their first nuke or first village in their minds it is the end of the world.