Having been brought up in a manner of "when all else fails, read the manual" it was great to find Martin Truman at 35 years old.
As I was struggling to understand my new $1500 camcorder he just told me his approach. "Before I do anything, I read the manual". Ten years of working to this policy has saved me so much pain. Especially as every manual for everything can now be found on the web. I've saved thousands of dollars and much stress.