|Do you know where your variables are?|
Your observation about reducing your need for the docs, "on a daily/weekly/monthly basis", could be read (admittedly, not as you intended ) to suggest that there's a substantial amount of time required just to learn to read the docs en route to so mastering their content as to make them unnecessary.
Sure, if you're purposefully trying to read between the lines
Sorry, while I agree that most of the links can be useful... and are responsive -- in a fashion
Well, that is how you become a seasoned programmer, so you can just go on CPAN and pick it up in no time
-- to OP's original question, they set the price of learning the answer too high, IMO, for a learner with a specific project in hand.
If you think so, why don't you lower the price?
perl.j has history of both generic and specific questions, he knows how to SOPW, he wasn't asking for help with a project, he merely alluded to it.