I love newbies! They're so awesome and full of that raw passion and eagerness. And even though they have limited technical knowledge, they try making these half hour long movies anyway, some even finish and share, and that gets a thumbs up from me, partly because I envy that kind of motivation. Now, I can appreciate the work of seasoned folks but the newbie stuff just has a special place in my heart and I don't see that ever changing.
Getting to a point where you can pretty much do your own thing, your own way is quite challenging, especially when you're learning on your own.