At the risk of just so many downvotes, I'd like to share my experience as a new user.
I have posted one question on the forum. Within about 2 hours I got an answer. Unfortunately, it was just a "me-too" from a user with an account newer than mine. So now, on the endless pages of questions with no answers, mine shows as answered. Even though it isn't marked as accepted that will reduce its visibility.
What recourse was available to me? I wasn't empowered to downvote the answer, so I did the one thing I could. I commented that user's answer, sharing information I had that might help, and politely highlighting the effect the non-answer would be likely to have. And on doing so, I exhausted all the options I had. But let's be honest, most new accounts aren't coming back any time soon. Eventually the answer was removed, by its author or moderation I can't say, but I was pages down by them.
I don't blame that user though. Take my answer here, it would more appropriately be shared divided into comments to the more knowledgeable answers that precede it. But to do even that, to comment, requires 50 reputation. That the reality for all of us new users. And none of them are likely to be as willing to grind edits to get there as me.
Maybe downvotes for reputation 1 is a bad idea.. No, it's very obviously a bad idea. But there's a germ of a good idea in there, or that's my thoughts on it anyways. Thank you for your patience in indulging my two cents.