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Note: The June 2013 study and May 2015 study of VisualEditor's effect on newly registered editors both found that Visual Editor does not increase the number of new users who become contributors.
If the VisualEditor does its job, we're going to have a lot more new contributors than we're used to, many interested in contributing productively. Even with a simpler editing interface, it will still take some time for them to adjust to the community and its norms. Luckily most projects have help forums or IRC channels where people can ask questions, and pages that steer users towards these forums and channels. Unluckily, as said, we're not used to having so many new contributors :).
Should you find yourself with free time, please do monitor the appropriate venues for your project. The existing helpers will undoubtedly appreciate any assistance you can offer.