Thank you for helping beginners!
New players don’t understand what handicap is, probably. So better not to confuse them. Maybe for a beginner 25k-24k bot is good, because winning against it makes them 24k. There are players who struggle to get out of 25ks.
I personally played my first game against random bot.
I completely disagree with @smurph. His ideas are maybe ok if we have a new player committed to learning go. But that’s not how real life works. In real life newbies just read the rules of the game and go to a first google-suggested server to play. Since they aren’t sure how to play yet, they choose to play against weak bot first. And that’s why we need bots that play garbage. So new people wanting to play can play and win some games, and bots are ideal targets. They don’t get frustrated with new players, they don’t cheat (purposefully, at least). If you want to make beginners do exercises so much, how about just forcing them do 1000 tsumegos before they can play ?