Hero Born Q4: Wulin martial arts world
The wulin martial arts world is presented as something quite different from the normal sphere of everyday people. It's also distinct from the world of artisocrats and rulers. (Again, that's different from Western standard.) There aren't any particular "entry requirements" to wulin: you don't have to be born of the right parents, and few people are destined to be great martial artists.
Also compare the background of the Seven Freaks, of disparate commoners, to the more refined Daoist martial artists. Do they get the same respect?