I completely agree. Read it on vacation and bought mine a 2 weeks later. Great for convincing your wife this is an "investment", not a toy.:thumbsGreat book. Wished I'd bought it before I bought the 05 Redline Red Sct Rod but hey, it's well worth having afterward. As it turned out, I got the year/equipment I would have wanted anyway.
Anyone thinking of buying an R should buy this book first. It's the best $30 investment you can make on your R! And, Jim's a gentlemen who promptly responds to the purchase request!