Starting out on the path of J2ME development can be hard. You have to get a computer, get a phone, install software from at least two different companies, and then hope that you get all the information in one spot. On top of that there’s the J2ME tutorials/training, reference information from the phone manufacturer, etc … much of which you have to search for on the massive websites of large mysterious companies.
The end result can be a feeling of mental retardation. Or, worse. A conviction that there’s some conspiracy determined to keep the “average citizen” from breaking into J2ME development seriously.