How about a compromise -- don't offer the conceptual and technical (electronics, RF) answers to merely memorize but offer all the human red tape, names, acronyms, etc. ? On the autism spectrum, personally, the answers I'm tempted to memorize are all the human junk that belongs on a chart on my wall even if I'm vigilant about rules. If I had a QSL for every time someone noticed I forgot (assuming I never knew) some man-made trivia that doesn't change physics (thus underestimating me and recommending I start out all over again with a beginner's book) I'd be the contest champion of the world. Dad was an EE and the funnest part of the hobby is experimenting (not setting and forgetting and ragchewing) and then discovering answers why anomalies present themselves, sometimes the nature of which stump Gods of Radio. It's been an honor, without formal education on the topic exceeding 2 years of college, to actually enrich the experience, on occasion, for a mentor or elmer, him/herself. If someone knows what they're doing physically or electronically, they have to intentionally break rules or ignore protocol to do so, really (even if they have to glance at a chart). Conversely, if someone knows all the humanized junk in the world, it does them no good if they're inadvertently spewing out garbage from their equipment, and it can take a whole re-education on the topic if they've blundered blindly into practice. My $.02 after seeing this argument for years.