Quantum computing is an extremely obscure field and there is a lot of "pop science" excitement over it. I think it's pretty unclear for students what is the right trajectory to actually do quantum computing (and probably more importantly, if this is the right field for them).
I think the community has a pretty clear moral obligation to not mislead students into thinking things are what they are not. Just the existence of a "quantum computing" stackexchange is extremely misleading. There isn't even a "computer engineering" stack exchange! It's completely reasonable that someone who's young sees this place and thinks that is like a real "profession" or career path like being a lawyer or a doctor. And in the same way someone chooses to be a biomedical engineer or a systems engineer, a young person might decide to try to get into "quantum computing." I work in one of the largest physics departments in the country and I don't think we have a SINGLE PhD student who does quantum computing research. And I do not think this is unusual.
Around the world there is very little quantum computing research, and I think it's very unreasonable to try to shut down any conversations real people are asking to find out if it's doable for them.