Santos de Muerte is correct - check out the article about introducing someone to lifting. It is a methodical approach designed to help people to help others who are kind of "lost" in regards to what to do. This is not for the gung-ho lifter but even then, it'd be nice if some people followed a basic year-long plan instead of getting sidelined by all the noise in the industry.
There is really no excuse anymore to fuck up your training these days, but I'll take the era when I learned about lifting over today's. In a results based industry it seems an expert need not have results to prove his worth.