I was asked by a local nonprofit website to redesign their website. At the time, none of us had even heard of joomla, drupal, or any other cms. To say that I was a novice is an understatement. I was looking for a module that would do exactly like this one does and was amazed (and overjoyed) that it was non commercial. There was enough online documentation for me to set it up and do some things that surprised myself. I've been asked to redesign the menus so that they have a different look and it's not quite as easy as the first time but the reason is usually because I made some stupid mistake earlier.
As far as having to pay for the manual--it's only seven euros. If I can afford that I don't see how anyone couldn't. And it's only fair that Ced receive something back for his fine work. There are some gaps in the manual and sometimes things get lost in the translation but other manuals--costing much more--this one is clearly written, with lots of graphics to walk you through most any step. Finally, Ced goes out of his way to be helpful and accomodating--so much so that I am beginning to think that he has a laptop attached to the hip. Thanks Ced for a great product!