I've got Perl in a Nutshell. It suffers from the same problem as the others, though perhaps not quite as badly.
The problem is that many authors work hard to show off the great points of the language, but they sometimes present too many new features at once. For example, I wanted a simple explanation of the 'split' function. One explanation I found showed a clever way of combining split and join to perform some interesting task. Unfortunately, it wasn't clear how to use split or join, nor even what was happening. A better way, I feel, would have been to say: "This is what split does...", and then "This is what join does...", and then combine them together into something interesting and fancy.
No book or author is going to please everyone. As you said, whatever you do, someone will complain about it. Still, I think it helps to hear what people have to say.