Well....not everyone is nice. And like Wasted said, sometimes being nice doesn't get the point across.
Frankly, I think it is stupid for anyone who has less than 10 years experience to run a coven. But that's my personal opinion and I know there are some ( very VERY few ) qualified people who have been practicing for less time. So I guess for me it's on an idividual basis.
But creating a coven...that is almost identical to another...is pointless on this site.
I understand it may be hard to get into covens....but if you cant teach what it is you want taught...it's pointless to start a coven.
Nodrk and I have experience in different areas, and some in the same. We personally will not teach something we arent qualified to teach. If there is a demand for a certian thing, we know people here who are capable of handling it and can point in the right direction.
But I wouldn't dare start a coven for say....necromancy, just so people could belong since I have no experience in the matter.