Just out of curiosity: If a new user can't find out how to get to the Meta site, where is he supposed to ask? On the main site, or on Meta? (I didn't see any directions on the What's Meta page, but it was too long to read the whole thing. At one time, before the site was redesigned, the Meta button was not so well hidden.)
There are a number of ways to find & get to the Meta site.
There's a prominent link in the "What's Meta?" FAQ page.
It's mentioned on the privileges page; "Participate in Meta"
It's mentioned in the "What Questions are on-topic" page
Featured Meta questions appear on the right-hand side of the front page (if there are any) along with hot meta posts.
- There's a link in the SE drop-down.
- If you visit your user profile, it's there.
- It's in the drop-down under "help".
- Interestingly, there's also a link to Meta under the "feedback" button at the bottom of the front page.