Hire the inexperienced programmer with a passion for the craft. A passionate programmer will learn quickly, care about their work and enjoy doing it. I’ve worked with both types of programmers and I would always hire the passionate type over the experienced.
Everything worthwhile in life takes time. Any attempt to escape the process can backfire. Epictetus says “No greater thing is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig. If you tell me that you desire a fig, I answer you that there must be time. Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen.”