I really hope I didn’t come across as attacking new users. I really think new people can and should mix in the normal forums. I think it’s just a question of perspective. I was a “Newbie” to Drupal two years ago, but I would never announce it. I just did my best to formulate questions that made sense. However, the truth is the forums didn’t help much for the most difficult aspects of Drupal. To really get Drupal you have to really understand php and CSS which requires a lot of outside studying and practice.
I think the real point I was trying to make is that new users should not hide behind their newness. Have confidence in yourself and ask the question without disclaimers.