I tend to favor newbies as well.
However, I do get irritated when people repeatedly tell this newbie about certain rules of etiqutte, and he not only does not respond, but simply ignores it. Yes, ok, I understand its a free for all. But if you dont agree with it, at least give us a response so we know you're ignoring it. Then we can do likewise to you.
Most of the time I write this off to newbies not knowing how to transmit a message, but it annoys me just the same.