TL;DR: A newbro is exposed to corporation and alliance wars, making him or her fair game for pirates (always at war) to kill them before they experience PvE, know how to play or have enough ISK to withstand the lost.
I read somewhere that CCP is trying to get newbrows to join fleets as soon as possible. It makes sense. A newbro can make friends and enjoy massive battles, one of the most rewarding experiences in the game and he won’t have enough ISK to buy the monthly subscription fee with PLEX, so he will pay it with real money (what CCP wants). It sounds like a good idea to join a corporation and start socially engaging with them, hoping to fight for them in the future, when s/he is prepared for it.
The problem is that some pirates declare war on EVERY corporation and that makes “fair game” to shoot at the newbro, even in 1.0 space. If the newbro wants to join the corporation in PvP, excellent. But if he wants to do some PvE content first or actually build some ISK to buy ships, in industry or exploration, it will be at constant risk.
As an example. There are some P I R A T guys that hang outside of Amarr stations, just waiting for some flashies to appear. Since they are at war with everybody, they all appear as flashies. It means that the market is closed to newbrows, as they won’t be able to hold against them.
That happened to me. My only character is three days old an I just joined a corporation with a lot of smart and nice people, but I died at Amarr at the hands of a P I R A T guy and I’m going to leave my corp so I can make PvE content (like the Sisters of Eve missions, which I read is epic) AND sell my wares in some stations. Yes, I do know that you’re never safe in EVE, but there’s a bit of a difference on dying always when you reach a station and “perhaps” not dying. I’m so poor that probably the pirate ship costs more than all my ship and cargo combined and that could be a deterrent.
So, just NPC corporations for newbros and leave non-npc corporations as end game, which is a shame and a contradiction on what CCP wants, really. Unless PvE corporations (which cannot declare war or war be declared on them) be created.