Installing Arch/Gentoo can be a bit daunting since there's no click next 20 times installation wizard(at least any more) but it's not difficult. You don't get a full system installed off the basic installation, but have to add in what you want. I LOVE that about it, because it means it's not full of a bunch of shit I don't want.
Small hint, the crescent hammer(and possibly other wrench compatibles) can rotate/reconfigure stairs/slabs if you place them wrong or have difficulties placing them correctly(as I very often do) ... just a small time saver
it seem to me that you can only shift click into the trash slots when the item is something you can't place, and thus doesn't really belong in the hotbar. works with plastic, iron, copper, etc. but not the stone or turrets, or furnaces, etc...
+Luke McDaniel because talking, thinking and playing all at the same time is harder than it looks :) Simple things often don't occur to one. You're definitely right though, would have been tons easier just to copy the instructions across :D