There are numerous helpful players on the forums who do provide different types of info using spreadsheets, etc.
What would be really nice would be to have a Compendium of those various documents stickied on the forum website for easy access and printout. I know some are buried in the forum pages and some are in Scenarios and Modding, but some players will not go to Scenarios and Modding looking for Manuals, so something like Player Made Game Manuals or Player Made Game Aids and Documents would better direct players looking for help, and be a better repository for these really good and helpful documents. Heck, they could even have sub-menus to separate the different types within.
The easiest format would obviously be .pdf, but not everybody has a full copy of acrobat. An open source doc might work well too. The main problem would be the formatting that could be lost, messed up, or inexistent when switching between file formats - e.g. .doc 07 versus .doc 03, .doc 03 opened with worpad or notepad, etc.
I, for example, would love to see a colour manual with 1, 2, or more planes per sheet with the picture of the aircraft and it stats. The stats could also indicate how the planes can progress over time and with add-ons, etc. While the pages in the game are helpful, nothing is better than being able to see it all on paper. For those acquainted with the TW series, I am kind of referring to something like the FAUST http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=143664 (mediafire).
However, I do not possess all the skills necessary to do this, so I have to bow to those who do and could maybe do these wonderful documents, or at least make sure they get stickied with the name Game Aids or Manuals, or something similar.
Thanks again to all those who help in these areas!