I may have sounded harsh, although I don't think so. I didn't say don't help people get involved in the sport, I merely suggested limiting to basics. I always offer the basics to anybody, I just don't say fish in this spot and use this fly at this depth.
Hey , for what it's worth, I enjoy seeing a new person get involved. I do think a large investment of time , and also an investment of money is required.
Good luck.