I do agree with you overall, but just saying "I'm clueless but i'm willing to learn" is pretty useless imho.
I run into people like this all the time. They talk about how they're "willing to learn" but can't even understand a basic script, or have never even tried to install Ubuntu. I simply don't take them seriously.
My question is: if you're so 'willing to learn' then why the hell haven't you learned anything??
We were all novices at one point. There's nothing wrong with lacking knowledge.
But you have to go after it yourself; no one is going to hold your hand for you.