Everyone new to Second Life starts out at a place just them. Over time, this has changed from the beach islands from Second Life's heyday to high tech buildings, to last year's simple tutorial and portal. First impressions do not count for everything, but a bad one can be difficult to overcome. And with the first newcomer areas having only a ten percent retention rate, the Lab has been trying to find something better. Recently, Second Life Newser found out about the new place for those brand new to the Grid: Learning Island. So one reporter created an alt to check it out. So was it an improvement?