A great case for the argument of what most beginners have and bring to their first match. It's what they have. Can they compete at your level no. at least not right away.
The perception about hunter class being a place to start is more than just a perception. Research the subject of FT and you'll see where my comments come from. I think its great that you have a separate class for new shooters but most don't. I for one don't really need separation but hear from others the class has gotten out of hand. We both know there are many hunter class shooters that could go head to head with the best open shooters out there. I've had the pleasure of shooting with such. The experience left me wanting to become more like this shooter and I went to work. Perhaps its time to start rethinking some things about the different divisions but don't believe more is the answer.