Each fitness level has its own expectations for running shoes.
Entry-level runners lack stabilizer muscles, and their legs are not prepared for shock loads. This means they need shoes with additional stabilization elements, increased cushioning.
Intermediate runners have completed a significant number of hours of training, muscles and ligaments know how to handle the load, but still need support from the elements of athletic running shoes. So they need shoes with basic stabilization elements, basic cushioning.
Advanced runners are ready for anything. They can choose footwear from what is more comfortable for them, but their physical condition allows them to use footwear without injury with minimal stability and minimal shock absorption.