There is way too much being read into all this.

Nowhere have I criticized newbies for anythingI I have simply made observations. Or said that we should be rude to them. Words and ideas are being put where there are none. My point is that newbies would benefit from this site by reading the archives, so if we want to be helpful to them, promote the archives (and yes, definitely provide links to threads) as well as answering questions.

Unfounded attacks are being made here. If we want newbies, or anyone, to use this site, this should not happen.

Yes, sigh indeed.