Weird, I could have swore there was a post on here I was responding too.
Anyway, it must have been deleted, but I will post anyway :).
No, I did not mean don't ask questions. Of course not. I spend tons of time on here answering questions because I enjoy doing it. 90 percent of my posts are being helpful, and that is how I try to inspire new users. What I am saying is many of the new users come on these forums without ever looking at the manual, or going through the tutorials. You sir, are obviously not one of those people.
I am in no way trying to put myself on a pedestal. What I am simply trying to do is get through to people that it's much easier to get help and understand the help given if you actually understand a bit more of how Construct 2 works.
Sorry if I came off as arrogant and all "High and Mighty." Not my intention at all, but I had a feeling some might feel that way. I apologize.
ArcadEd, it was probably my post you were responding too, but I deleted it. After re-reading it, it sounded too argumentative which wasn't my intent.
I had stated there were areas where certain people excel at, and other areas where they're not so good. For myself, I've been a professional software developer for over 25+ years, but there were areas I just wasn't as good at. For example, I excel at business logic, DLLs, and services but I'm horrible at UI stuff. I've read manuals and books galore, but there are certain elements of UI design that just doesn't click with me. (MVVM anyone?)
So just because a question may seem simple, or even covered in the manual, it just may not click with them.
And there are some things that re not covered in the manual as well as it could be. It will describe what certain settings accept, or what they influenece, but not so much on how to actually use it in a real world practical example.
The beginning tutorials are a bit tough because they may be for something that has no pertinence to the reader. For example, I never read nor did the top down shooter tutorial because I have zero desire to create a top down shooter. There were probably other gems or nuggets of information I could've used elsewhere, but had no interest in reading it or even following it because I will most likely never create a top down shooter.
Either way, I agree with reading the manual and experimenting. I just wanted you and others in this post that all people are different and learn in different ways.