When I was in your state (though I played on my son device before) I had a lot of "free" 30K gold paid raids from players that left his/her base without any hero or troops. So, focus on troops and hero (level him up) and you will shine soon.
If you only have 1 hero means you wasted your gems on upgrading or something.
Actually I haven't spent any of my gems yet. I have 218 gems and I'm not sure what to spend them on yet
I've been training my troops - currently lvl 3 town hall and troops are at lvl 4.
Thanks for the tips and feedback, this is a great community with cool people
dont forget the loads of free gems you get by telling a friend through google+ recommending on google+ and rating on google+ thats like 300 gems right there, download 1 app through tapjoy bam an other 150 gems right there. thats 450 gems on top of the 213 you already have means you can do 4 hero rolls.
This normally happens for a few days because new players are near the back of the leaderboards, but as soon as you increase your might a little bit and let the boards reset this issue normally stops. that's how it was for me anyways...