It's very hard for me to be sympathetic to your case, Noddy. Previously, I had avoided your posts because I found them hastily written and difficult to answer, but I felt bad for not being more helpful. Now, after this little outburst, I realize that I was correct in my assessment. You've been here a year; by what you've said in your own posts, you've already spent a fair amount of time and money obtaining plants on your own. People may be discriminating against you, but I doubt it's because you're a newbie, seeing as you barely qualify anymore.
This may be a little harsh, but I'll say it because maybe it hasn't been pointed out to you before. You don't present yourself as a person who will benefit much from help. When you ask questions, they rarely seem to have any research behind them. Many of the threads you start are entirely unnecessary; most of your questions could be answered with a simple Google search. You reject the advice of experienced growers offhand when it doesn't please you and don't provide people with the details they need to actually give relevant answers to your questions. It's not very rewarding to try and help someone who is both inpatient and ungrateful. If you spent half as much time reading up on things as you did posting trivial questions, you would already have a fair amount of expertise under your belt, and would maybe be making a more positive impression on the community.
As for this being a bad place for newbies - I take offense to that. I was once a newbie too and a bunch of people - including Andrew, before he took on the forums and started hosting them at his own expense - helped get me up to speed. But I also spent time doing research on the web and in books; I didn't ask people to spoon-feed me everything I wanted to know about. TF has also been a great source of plants for me, too; there are a lot of very generous people who helped start me out with freebies. The trick is to be patient and wait for them to make an offer, rather than posting lists of things that you want 200 items long. But you can't be surprised that there aren't a lot of offers here that you can participate in; this is primarily a US site. If you want trading to be easy, go find a community that's easier to ship with.
There's nothing that anyone here can do to change customs laws. But if you'd like to pay for me to get certified as an exporter, I won't protest.