Why do I have to go through all this trouble to buy the guide?

You don’t. We are leaving a simple paypal purchase option available for people who want the simple system. But, if you use the simple system, you will not be able to receive updates or subscribe to the mailing list. No exceptions to that rule. Our new system, while a little more time consuming, allows us to easily allow customers to have access to new versions of the guide, updates, announcements and new content.