I've been reading Fred at Guns and Coffee for a couple of weeks now and he's got a great blog. I've linked him on the Warrior Roll. He's also an extremely knowledgeable shooter and instructor. Fred gives some great advice on introducing new shooters to the sport that is a must read. Lagniappe's Guy has the same advice and he's put it in practice several times, most especially with his nephew. If more shooters followed their advice we'd see more newbies become hard core proponents of the shooting sports.
We've all seen the 'instructors' who act like drill sergeants. They lecture ad nauseum and yell when the introductee does the smallest thing wrong. Or the dad/husband/boyfriend who thinks it's perfectly fine to have his child/wife/girlfriend pulling the trigger on his 870 with slugs when they've never so much as fired a gun before. Seems to me to be more about stroking their own egos than honestly trying to convert a non-shooter.
Fred and Lagniappe's guy are dead on. I'm seriously considering taking one of my 10-22's and stenciling "Have Fun" on the stock just to remind me.