HAHA go give a never ever a stiff ass directional cambered board 10cm's too big and see how well they learn how to turn.
Why make something that already has a horrible retention rate any harder? Make it easy.
I agree that newbies should be directed to easy equipment, nobody's saying that the right path is to make the T7 the first board of choice, just that it's not that big a deal if they get in over their head to start.
For a lot of us here I expect we were hooked after the first decent glide down a slope and all the caught edges in the world didn' t get in the way of trying to get another faster run to work out.