Norby, I admire your persistence with this, and your willingness to collaborate, but believe me, this is a thankless task.
I speak from bitter personal experience, as some time ago I tried to lead a move towards a comprehensive list of OXPs suitable for new players. The discussion was wrecked by a mix of an apparent lack of understanding of what I was trying to achieve, individuals trying to push their own agendas and blind prejudice.
I gave up trying after a few days (in disgust) and frankly came closer to leaving this community then than at any other time. The truth is a genuinely good, thought-through and appropriate list of suitable OXPs will never be agreed on. This saddens me enormously because all we have left is a daft system where anyone can say anything is good for newcomers and get away with it, and the new players are not getting the good advice and help they so obviously want.
This is why I am strongly against any 'New Players' lists and Compilations, specially ones available through the Manager which I think gives them a veneer of acceptability.
I think we all know by now what the generally accepted advice is so I won't repeat it here, but I do feel compelled to mention that this thread
is slipping down page 1 rapidly, and if we are going to Sticky it, now might be a good time.
, the friendliest Gourd this side of Riedquat.