You, my friend, are in the very MINORITY of the buyers, if this forum is any indication!
I never read the manual up front. I ALWAYS figure out whatever tech I get, then I go back to the manual to see what I missed. It makes going through the manual much faster that way.
Yes, sir! I am a bit odd. I like the smell of road-kill skunks (reminds me of salami & swiss w/mustard), and I can't stand Ruth's Chris Steakhouse.