it's good to see EF considered the advanced reviewers thoughts & concerns regarding newbies. and I do believe privacy is extremely important to all of us.
I do think that newbies should be required to have a mentor from the outset to help them understand site navigation and to move through the trial requirements & understand what the importance of reviews are all about.
I don't see very many new reviewers taking advantage of the wonderful opportunity to learn what they can gain from a good experienced mentor. maybe they don't how significant it is.
I believe being a good mentor entails a great responsibility in shaping a newbies development of quality reviews. at least that's been my experience as well as observations of other new growing reviewers. and I say hip, hip hooray to those dedicated to the desire to offer their best to EF. something to be considered.
and another thing to consider is maybe specific guidelines could be put in place for mentors to watch for improvement on those reviews. I'm not wanting to suggest an extra burden on mentors. but I have seen so many newbies' reviews that don''t promote EF products very well - so what's the point in having them?
anyway, I hope these thoughts will be taken into consideration since I have a strong desire for EF to become as strong as they used to be and at the same drawing the community closer together creating a great site to be committed to, and of course, enjoyed.