The term n00b or newbie is highly over used in JKII, and the gaming world. But I guess it also has effectived society as well. For example, if you call a NFL player a beginner, who is professional, or something similar to that, he'll get mad.
Basically, calling someone a n00b or newbie in the gaming world, is basically saying to a very good player that he's a beginner (usually the player is good), a insult.
But I admit, I use the term n00b, when someone IS acting like one. And when people are new to the game, I call them rookies, just seems more appropiate to me.
PS: LOL, I used speed rage, same level many times, and after getting pushed or pulled off the ledge about 2 or 3 times, I get out my fletchee, and blast the guy off, then take the flag