I have to admit that I have a real soft spot for beginners.
It can be a really tough world out there for beginners (as for the example, the time I tried to buy a bass guitar without knowing how to play one!), and I enjoy smoothing their way with AdWords, wherever possible.
I really think there is a place on AdWords for beginners - and my advice to them is to start small, learn the system through experimenting and monitoring, and build up over time.
I've seen lots of folks move from confused to successful in a reasonably short time. And this forum plays a big part in that for many of them, I'm sure.