About the main se-r list.. No offense to any of the people on it.. It just seems like everyone on that list are dicks when it comes to people asking questions.. simple or whatever they may be. Nobody takes the time to answer the questions.. "look in the archives" blah blah.. How hard it is to help someone, maybe its in the archives, SO WHAT! the other list that i am on, Toyota-Mods, the people there are more than happy to answer any questions, hard or easy.. Much friendly vibe from that list... oh well.. just my $.02
You are right in many respects. But try to keep in mind that just because you are new and don't think it's wrong to ask a question that's already been answered in length 25 times before you asked it, that people will accept that.
It's not like it's a surprise aspect of the se-r list. it's included in the welcome message (which states to search the archives first). But do what you like. Most of the really knowledgeable people who used to be on the main list now are not, thanks in part to dealing with the inane senseless crap that the list now consists of.