I would respectfully disagree on both those points, Holla. Both I and Dillon have been trying to provide information to those that want to learn. You can hardly call what we are trying to do "spoon feeding".
Second, while you are correct that at a point you have to experiment and learn on your own, you are not going to hand a medical textbook to a 5th grader and say "Go out on your own and learn to be a neurosurgeon." That is foolish. out of all the forum topics, spells and "teachings", I would say that 95% of them are beginner level. And people do them, thinking they are high priestesses or adepts. Everyone here needs a mentor to guide them and work with them. And yes, everyone. I have my mentors.
There is no reason why someone on this site, if he or she wanted to work hard, could not initiate into the mysteries and become competent in magic. So, the question is who is willing to do that?