@red : it is true that QoP does have all the things that you listed, but to think that relatively newer (or even averagely skilled) players can use those mobility / aggressive spells to maximum efficiency is a little too optimistic, and QoP is not strong at all unless her skills are used to full potential.
To approach the question from another direction, QoP is fairly squishy, rely quite heavily on winning the lane and rune control, also rely on making aggressive (but smart) plays to get ahead in order to dominate. An underleveled QoP is about as scary as a 5th tidehunter minus 300hp
For new players, I think "staying alive" should be the primary goal in this game. I recommend new players to try tanky melee heros because they are less likely to die, and they train players to be careful while getting last hit with the chance of getting harassed. They also tend to have a stun of some kind so it can be convenient at times.
Edited by HarrisLam - 4/3/14 at 12:54am