The main article should be required reading for all hams, not just for new hams (though they will probably benefit a bit more than most). Mark explains that there's precious little practical (i.e. things like what are the mechanics of a QSO, why you should use the official phonetic alphabet, etc.) information available for new hams, and uses a great analogy about getting a driver's license when talking about getting a ham license. He points out how ridiculous it would be if you got a driver's license by just taking a theoretical exam, yet that's what happens with a ham license.
As for that title of this entry, I wish I could have written this article:
- because I wish that I had enough experience to do so
- because I would love to be able to write something as useful as the article to help out others
- because it would mean that I'd have a lot less to learn :-)