I feel the same way you do, Biggy. I'm to where I've been a novice for so long, that when I go up to the classroom sessions after each, I am not hearing anything new or anything I don't know yet -- I just need more practice to be faster ( and be less timid
) but yeah, it's kinda a pain to sit up in the control tower with first-time track goers and hear "Look through your corners" again and again.
I have those classroom sessions memorized.
Think of this: Intermediate is dangerous as hell. It's full of people who just got bumped, but aren't experienced, controlled or professional enough to be in Advanced. I know people who have gotten the bump to Intermediate and are like "HELL NO!
I'm not going out to that free-for-all!"
It's not like you can't go fast in Novice either.
Hell, last year, K3 said the 0 group was going full race pace.
In the Novice group, you also get to sit in the air conditioned classroom in between sessions. That's what I liked.