The things that are valued in high-end trumpets are normally lost on beginning players. There are few players that can use and/or appreciate the internal intonation and slotting found in most pro-level trumpets when they are struggling to come to grips with the basics. That said, there is a very real value to the player's level of confidence when playing a fine instrument. Playing the trumpet requires discipline, tenacity, and a healthy dose of confidence. Does a serious trumpet help in any of these? Of course it depends on the individual.