Holy cow, I wrote a book!
We often get requests like this:
There should be a slider bar somewhere, say on the Performance Tab, that
ranges from Novice to Advanced. At the highest level, all the geek settings are turned
on. At the Novice level, all the settings for beginners are turned on. In between,
we can gradually enable stuff.
We've been trying to do something like this since even before Windows 95, and it doesn't
It doesn't work because somebody who is a whiz at Excel will rate themselves as Advanced
even though they can't tell a CPU from a box of Cracker
They're not stupid. They really are advanced users. Just not advanced
at the skill we're asking them about.
And before you go mocking the non-geeks: Even geeks don't know everything. I know
a lot about GUI programming, but I only know a little about disk partitioning, and
I don't know squat about Active Directory. So am I an expert?