Its less about being a newb, and more about getting a proper introduction to game making.
Construct is probably the best choice in terms of ease of use vs power, but lets face it there is very little documentation geared to someone just starting out. Actually I don't think there's any info on the wiki about exporting at all.
Then what resources we do have are geared to give that "ahah" moment, that most game developers, frustrated with other programs share when we see how simple the devs made it.
While the forum does suffice for most questions, its hardly a good idea to expect people to join the forum, let alone ask the question. The number of guests down at the bottom should attest to that.
Scratch on the other hand, is made just for the purpose of showing people the world of game making. Not only is it well documented, they have made an active effort to teach, by creating an environment for sharing.