The help files for VBA in the pre-Internet-hype versions of Office were immaculate tomes of wisdom compared to the rest of the personal desktop world. That's how Microsoft pulled me in...

Now that "core competency" is getting a bit stale. I depend heavily on third-party web sites to tell me what Microsoft really means about certain issues. This is why I developed the Funky KB (at songhaysystem.com) to keep "cliff notes" on what the hell three or four MSKB articles are talking about...