Yeouch, come on Dan, please don't get too cynical! Even those who aren't totally "missing it" are going to suck at first, right?
The great thing about working with Dan is that he'll look at you and say "Wow! That really sucked..." Then he laughs and shows you how to do it better. He's one of the few people I know who can make you feel like a bozo and you enjoy it. It's a talent...