I understand that newbies don't really understand what's going on and they need some time to adapt. They shouldn't be hunted down for easy kills on servers, but they shouldn't be pampered because they're new.
Every newbie should play with bots before they try online. It'll at least give them so idea of the game mechanics. While they won't know any special moves, like trick jumping, or any etiqutte, likewhat saber off means, that stuff can be read on the web.
Sometimes, I hang out in Gamespy Arcade's Jedi Knight 2 room and I explain moves and powers to people that ask. While 'lessons' are nice, getting a solid server for only that is hard to do.