From what I recall, in 2011 there was a normal tutorial district on financial where only trainees could join.
Missions there were non opposed, so it was possible to figure out at own pace how objectives etc work. I think it was better than the current tutorial.
Current tutorial is bit like a wall of text and I think people would mostly prefer to learn by actually playing than reading all of it.
I think it could be at least a bit better if old tutorial was here in place of current one (maybe improved a bit in some way).
Propably only good thing currently is that new players can choose 1 permanent non slotted weapon.
Right now the only way for them to play that kind of non opposed missions would be to make at least a group of 2 (otherwise mission won't even start cause of team alliance option), and then try to join some empty district and press K.