Just went over the manual, and I'm more exited then ever for the release.
However, there is something that has always bothered me about A2A's manuals, and this one is no exception. I'm just going to throw this out there this one time and not mention it again, since I'm sure everyone else will think I'm crazy.
Just keep in mind that I'm a graphic designer and a typographer, so it is my job to obsess about details like this.
As far a content goes, the manuals are great! But as for layout, they look pretty bad. They look like they were thrown together in MS Word, frankly. Typographically there are a lot of little things I could nit-pick, but by far the biggest problem (and one of the easiest to fix) is the incredibly long line lengths. Especially on a landscape oriented page, paragraphs of type should never be stretching across the entire width of the page. Not only does it look terrible, but hurts readability as well. Fitting the type into a two or three column grid would go a LONG way in making the manuals more readable and professional looking.
Anyway, sorry for nerding out on everyone!
I know we now live in the internet age, and everyone is so used to badly formatted web pages that we don't even notice bad typography anymore. Still, I had to throw that out there. I hope that didn't come across too negative, as it was meant in the spirit of constructive criticism. If I may end with a shameless plug, I do freelance work and will accept planes as payment.