New traders love scalping as it gives quick profit. And this makes them addicted to trading. But I think starting with scalping is a bad idea. Everyone should start with higher timeframe. After some experience scalping can be done.
I have been seeing this trends, I hope they are aware that it is not easy as seen on paper. It is very risky and can easily wipe your account if you do not pay attention to the volatility in timeframes.
Scalping is a difficult way of starting, no doubts about it. But I think its all about how one adapts to any particular style. Some become so handy and convenient with scalping, that for them it is the best and they don't need to explore higher time frames. So it all varies from trader to trader.
I wouldn’t say so because I started my trading career with scalping. I don't know if I would have been more profitable had I used a different strategy, but what I got seemed fine to me. Low spread brokers really helped.