|laziness, impatience, and hubris|
If it takes no more effort to give an answer, than it does to go all PerlMonks on them, I do the former.
I my 10 years here, there have only been maybe half a dozen "perceptual newbies", that wanted everything spoon fed to them. And a couple of those were simply people who weren't capable of more no matter how hard they tried. That didn't (and doesn't) stop one of them from actually achieving some quite amazing things, he just does it all the hard way.
And there doesn't seem any reason to presume a person's "guilt" in this, the truly lazy stand out like sore thumbs very quickly indeed.
To paraphrase; if you've never had a day when you couldn't see the wood for the trees; if you've never felt the total frustration of not being able to find what you need to know, despite knowing it must be there somewhere; then by all means be the first one to throw a RTFM/LMGTFY/XYprob/WHYT into the thread.
Just don't be surprised if I (or others) take the counter tack.
With the rise and rise of 'Social' network sites: 'Computers are making people easier to use everyday'
Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
"Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority".
In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice.
In reply to Re: RFC: Review of "Seekers of Perl Wisdom" descrition?