Can’t explain why but this thought just popped into my head.
Objectively, there is really no shame to be associated with beginners – from the perspective of an organiser or teacher. If because of marketing or other technical reasons, someone needs to focus his/her efforts on beginners, a valuable contribution can still be made for contribution to the commuinty. Guilt or shame only comes into the picture when one is in fact the cause that beginners are leaving en mass for other interests! 🙂