I write in several different genres, including poetry and fiction, and I am coming up on my two year mark here at HP, and have to say that I have found acceptance of both my fiction and poetry hubs to be overwhelmingly positive. In fact, in the case of some of my poetry, I have found that although they, (my poems), may produce a smaller daily number of views, their over all performance is more consistant than some of my informative, DIY, or news related hubs. Would it be worth her while? This is a question that only your friend can answer, based upon what her expectations or requirements are. Is she looking for a platform where she can publish her work, get insightful and constructive comments and criticisim, while honing her craft, and maybe make some money? Is she looking solely to make money? Hub Pages is a great site for writer's of all genres, experience, and skill levels, in that it is a community of writers, who actually care about the writing, and who are for the most part, friendly, helpful, welcoming, and supportive of each other. In the past two years I have experienced very little snarkiness or snobbery, but I have gained experience, insight, and knowledge, and I believe myself to be a better writer for it. If it were my friend, I think that I would tell her to give it a try to see if she likes it; and if I were one to place a bet, I would lay odds on her sticking around.