I can totally respect your opinion and point of view..the only thing I have a issue with really is flat out telling people not to use P1xt's guides. There is no one path right for everyone, but no one path wrong for everyone either.
While you personally may not find it reasonable to start with YDKJS, it may be the key for someone else. Personally, I am still trudging through those books (while also doing FCC Front End and CS50x) and..finally am just about the start the last one and to be honest, except for the first book which wasnt too bad, the rest have been a real effort in determination because I dont understand most of what I read as I read it.
Here's whats interesting though...as Ive been going through my FCC challenges and looking for resources for help, I'll come across something that is familiar to me and I get that glorious a-ha! moment because I had already read about it in YDKJS. Those books are not on the level of quantum science as you describe, they are things that we actually need to know, its just that as beginners, everything about JS is unfamiliar...and learning unfamiliar things is hard.
P1xt has a viewpoint that I do totally agree with, to not decide if something is hard its not worth doing. Shes very upfront about it that it is hard...its specifically for people who want to hunker down and focus on being as prepared for a job as possible in as little time as possible while learning as much as possible. You have to be hungry, determined and a little bit crazy to go the P1xt route, I happen to be all three so, so far so good Like I said, its not for everyone, but not wrong for everyone either, so its not fair or right to tell people not to do it because it wasnt the right path for you personally.