All we'd have done is reinforced their naivete, not helped them to learn how the big boys work.
I don't even know where to start with that comment. It smacks of self-aggrandizing egotism. We are the "big boys" and it is our job to eliminate their "naivete", huh? C'mon... let's lose the drama and put things in perspective. We are here to provide help with Perl. Our purpose is no grander than that; nor need it be; nor could we fulfill it if it were.
-sauoq "My two cents aren't worth a dime.";