I read the manual first, line by line, always. I dig small printed booklets.If you were to get a camera, or some other device, would you be uncomfortable using it before you read a lot about it, or would you just jump in and start using it?
I'll even read with considerable interest the instruction on a cereal box that might say 'Pour the cereal into a bowl. Add milk. Add sugar or fruit according to preference.'
Manuals captivate me in a bizarre way that I'm unable to explain. There's a certain attraction in doing something in the exact, most ideal way that it's meant to be done that was figured out by experts in the field. I'm not necessarily talking about how to eat cereal ;p