@ skinnypuppy: Thanks for the backup and suggestions. As for my thought on "ramping people up", the idea and intent was to train using the BT distro, get people accustomed to the filesystem layout, crappy KDE, break the Windoze mentality and teach what is needed to be able to follow other guides for the tools included with BackTrack. I have a "learn-per-use" kinda attitude toward things - I don't see a point in learning every tool included in the distro (or every tool on the net for that matter) just learn what tool you need to do the job, and know about the tool and how it works before you use it.
@ Archangel.Amael: When you lay it out like that, it's hard to argue against. I had read over your post a few times, and it does make a lot of sense, but seems to me to be very hands-off, like we aren't interested in teaching new people. After having "solved" a lot of the simple issues myself already, I can understand (and kinda have to agree with) the reason behind the hands-off angle. It's time consuming and frustrating to repeat ourselves. Especially with those people who just sign up on the forums to post a question and then take off.
So given this, a little more thought on the subject, some searching of my own, digging through posts and banging my head off of walls, I'm going to drop this idea. I'll start a "linux for noobs" section on my own site (whenever I feel like bringing it back online :P ), not to be defiant or disrespectful, but as a place we can send newbies who want to learn linux in one place as opposed to many places across the internets. And uh, yeah.
Damn you and always being right. Oh, and I hate it when you're serious. There's not enough sarcasm.