You're placing way too much emphasis on this topic. Most newcomers to amateur radio are self-taught through trial and error. Not every newcomer would even want to venture into the "promised land of HF operation" due to monetary restraints and possible antenna restrictions/encumbrances. For most people getting into amateur radio; it's starting out with a hand-held VHF transceiver. Making a few contacts and quickly losing interest . That is human nature. Those with a serious interest will stick with the hobby in spite of human "obstacles and road blocks" that might be present. As with any venture in life; it is what one makes of it.