I know what you mean. I use to love the manuals and maps. Remember the maps? I have been known to purchase a used game and then chase down the Box art insert and then the manual. The manuals to fighters used to have certain moves just to get you started.Considerin' it wasn't like this 'till a couple of years ago (and the fact I'm complainin' 'bout not having a manual of all things), my complaints over a lack of manuals must be a tad odd.