#19 Very well put. There is a large disconnect between those brand new to comp TF2, and people who are familiar with leagues and formats. If someone asks you where to get started in comp TF2, what's the first thing you would tell them? There are so many sites and leagues spread out that it's already a confusing and involved process. Between all the league sites, Newbie Mixes, the TF2CC discord, TF2Center, and many more, there are just so many different places to go that it can quickly feel overwhelming for the average player.
Even as someone who's played comp, it's not immediately obvious how to navigate the RGL site and to find the info I'm looking for. I really think there needs to be a big, obvious button somewhere that says "New to Competitive TF2? Click here!", or some sort of comprehensive but easily understood guide posted somewhere. It's already bad enough that the comp scene is separate from the base game and needs to be sought out by players themselves, but comp resources are also very spread out and not the most beginner-friendly.