And that's exactly why this forum exists. I hope we can offer impartial critiques and helpful suggestions to you.
Oh Pop! How do you manage to create impartial critiques?
That's the whole problem with this concept; to claim what you suggest is as unlikely as any guy's opinion being objective rather than, inevitably, subjective: I don't believe it's possble.
One's opinions, if offered in genuine mode, are moulded by one's personality which, itself, is conditioned by life experiences and genes.
Can't be done. So, inevitably, the neophyte gets, at the very least, a mild dose of brainwashing. That's why I think it's a bad idea. Sure, teach equipment and computer or film and developing, but don't mess with design/ideas. Not saying you
are guillty of this, of course, just that it's a perilous path for anyone to travel.