That is probably cause for as long as we have been running on Greg Grisby's games, the manuals have been more of a reference then they have been completely useful. I mean when I first bought UV way back in 2001 in a boxed form from the Navy Exchange in Norfolk, VA. The only manual that was included along with a simple map was the tutorial. It took me looking at the PDF version on my computer, and using the forum to understand some of the features in a that game. Then when I bough WiTP in 2005, again I had to use the forum more then included PDF manual again cause of undocumented features were included or commands/screens/options that were coded out tween writing of the manual and the program going gold. If you look at even the big name companies like Microsoft, Apple, Sun Microsystms, etc all have a point where the designers due a thing called "Hmm, this is awesome we are going to make this work." and then during the Alpha and Beta stages they realize the cool/awesomeness gets coded back out cause it isn't working the way the designers wanted it to do.
I would also say this; we are very, very, very, lucky that Matrix has decided to even print a manual. Simply cause of the costs involved in printing a large 100+ page manual. Again to cite the big name guys like EA, Microsoft, Bioware, etc; most of them have phased out a large printed manual in most of thier games in exchange for a PDF or DOC file. Why? Costs and easy of correcting typos, grammar issues, and making re-writes tween Beta and Gold phases. For a small company like Matrix, which really just facilitates publishing of a game for small game designers, they don't have the staff on hand to sit there and properly screen manuals and other written documentation for grammar and spelling errors. I would also say that in my 30+ yrs of playing computer games (or using computer software) I have seen the big name guys have had engrish (or other translation errors), grammar, and spelling errors both in the documentation or in the game itself.
If you're that angry and annoyed about it. Why not get ahold of michealm or someone else from the volunteers that produced this version of WiTP and volunteer to preform a spelling, grammar, and feature edit of the manual for future purchasers of this game.
Take my word for it. You never want to be involved in an “International Incident”.