It's not ruined, but it might take some focus to really tell what is going on in some places. Using the quote feature during replies is the best way for people when replying, but you should be able to tell what most replies are in reference to.
i think a lot of people are too modest when it comes to judging how interesting their hand histories are. most hhs probably deserve their own threads, imo -- i imagine the beginners thread hosting more LC questions.
I think i never got a useful answer out of it, unlike hh threads. Lot of questions get ignored if they aren't answered on the same page; if there's ongoing discussion already, it's hit or miss.
Then again, my questions weren't very suitable for that thread.
I'll make the effort to post more in the Beginner's thread, but from what I see, it looks fine to me as well. I mean, you want to be spoon fed? HU is not like that. Just filter through till you find your answer, how hard is that?