Good, point, trying to help and all.
Concerning that, I think it was Confucius who said: "Give a man a fish, and he is fed for a day. Teach him how to fish, and he will never be hungry again."
So, actually, by teaching some new guys how to use a search function is much more helpful in the long run than simply answering a question that has been answered several times already.
Concerning the atmosphere in here, I really don't think it's bad. Noone gets needlessly flamed, there is almost no trolling. It's one of the rare forums where new guys don't get handed out the "noob" tag just because they are new.
Actually, the forum is what you make it, so if you are lazy and/or post stupid threads, don't expect to get sympathetic answers.