Maybe so, but you still haven't learned a damn thing.
No. Terrible advice. If he's been lifting for 2 months, he has no business working out 5 times per week. Actually, 3 full-body workouts per week would be great.
Well, this is why people don't ask you. I just finished T-Dawg 2.0, and I was using 2500 kcals, and I lost a shitload of weight. Yes, 2500 kcals was a fairly strict cutting diet for me, at only 203 lbs (now 193 with significantly lower BF% and higher LBM). Read Berardi's articles, specifically the Massive Eating series, and you'll find out why your caloric intake isn't enough.
WTF is "bringing your appetite to the point of no return?" I mean, it sounds scary and ominous and all that, but does it actually mean anything?