(Without reading the article, shame on me…) If the new user experience is so hard, is there a Stack Overflow-like site? The Stack Exchange Unix & Linux site seems to get about 2-3 nix questions a month, but I think that tag has the Rust problem where all the helpers are somewhere else. I imagine the Codidact/TopAnswers people could be persuaded to spin up a site for nix. There seems to be an active Discourse site (~137 “help” posts a month), but I still think a Q&A upvoteish site would be a better fit.
I’ve found people on the forums pretty helpful.
A very clear explanation - thank you!