Goblin Queen (She/Her/Hers)
Scout is just an example, one that illustrates the problem particularly well. If it’s supposed to be the non-magical ranger, it should be that from 1st level instead of spending 2 levels as a thief and then retroactively becoming a non-magical ranger. But you can see the same effect with like the Cavalier Fighter.First, pick nature and survival as skills up front and when you become a scout you get expertise in them for free. The PC is going from good to an expert, which makes perfect sense.
Second, if the player does choose not to get those proficiencies early, the choice for it not to make sense was his right out of the gate, so he has no right to complain.