Oh you had me rolling at "anti-fluff spray"!
I do know all too well about the fluffy bunnies. We have quite the epidemic. I've helped defluff a few in the past. It isn't an easy task.
I know that there are many who are not serious. But that is now. When they grow and develop their minds, they may come back to it with more dedication if they had a good experience. And information sticks in our minds. they may not use it now, but it may come in handy later. By no means can you handle a fluffy bunny with kit gloves, not all lessons are learned through care but through sternness. Those who truly want to understand will continue to press on as long as they are given a reason to. Knowledge is addicting.
I'm not saying that no one here helps. But I only see a certain few that answer the questions, when I see many many profiles of people who should be capable of answering them equally as well adding their own insights.
I do disagree about the books. Too many of them veil themselves in this sense of mystery, this vague explaining without truly giving an explaination and it drives me crazy! These poor people I meet are so clueless even after reading tons and tons of books and websites. Many of them are garbage, especially the stuff you find online. Unless its from the sacred texts website or sacred magick which has a majority of worthy material.
I have trouble even recommending books because I find so many of them filled with neo pagan rubbish. I generally select specific articles only, because they have less room to ramble.
But nothing in this world compares to knowledge passed down from person to person. You cannot interact with a book.
Reading books can only get you so far and answers only so many questions. Not all the answers are out there in plain view. Most of us have collected the knowledge to answer these questions, not through information from books, but from our personal experiences.
All I'm trying to say is that these people need guidance, not from their peers who are just as ignorant, or from books that give only part of the story, but from those of us who have the experience under our belts. Even if its just a little experience, a little knowledge is better than none at all.