About not wanting to "bother" #moose with your beginner's issues:
Look at it the other way around. You're a beginner and trying to learn things. You read the documentation and there's something you don't get. You ask #moose. You get a good answer. Here's what you have to do to make #moosee helping you benefit Moose: Apply small fixes to the documentation as you go along!
I think it's Matt Trout who's been saying over and over again that as an expert, you can't reasonably write good beginner's documentation because you have no idea what the hell's so difficult about it. Conversely, if there's going to be a beginner friendly text, beginners have to be involved in the making.