I think you're overstating the importance of haste. Yes, haste is good, but what a new player needs is accuracy, especially if they're interested in delve NMs.
If they need accuracy bad enough to sacrifice important stats like haste they should be eating sushi.
Well, if you like having your center of mass above your neck, play Taru. Don't blame me when the wind picks up and you flip over >_>
I hate you @#%^ing retards that don't understand that the game pre75 and the game post 75 are two completely @#%^ing different games.