I agree here as I absolutely love the saber system, but you can ask Hockney how many "WTF"'s it took me to understand why I was dying.
That gives me an idea. Why don't we have a video manual instead? Similar to the Youtube videos we have in the manual at the forums. But instead, include it in the game download (The final 0.1.0 one). Showing a lot of the saber mechanics of the game visually and explained with some video editing/making. People with short attention spans tend to favor videos instead of reading, so it could be a step in the right direction. Maybe that along with a normal documented Manual, for players to have a choice in seeing or reading or both. Still wondering where I can get MB2 style sabers...