if Fritzing does shorten the learning curve for many that dont really have an interest to deepen their knowledge on the electronics side of things more than they have
Yes the big thing here is the if
attacking an open source program like Fritzing just for the sake of purist pride is not the way to go.
If that were true I would agree, BUT in my opinion it is not "purist pride", I believe that programs like this actually do harm to people trying to learn. They would be much better off without it. They would be much better off learning how to do it properly in the first place.
So, dont see nowt wrong with being practical, if that is easier
My contention is that it is not easier and it leads people astray. One problem is that they never seem to have the right component and so substitute one which inevitable is the wrong one, leading to all sorts of confusion.
Anyway you will notice I did give the OP the information they wanted, it sounds like you would have me hide it from him.