Scenario: You’ve just bought some complicated gadget home... do you read the accompanying documentation? Or not?
Do you ever read manuals?
Anything at all?
Do I read the documentation that comes with the products I buy? Sometimes, but I rarely read every single word. I check to make sure I know how the thing works and I'll look up specific details, but I've never found documentation that was so compelling that I needed to read it completely.
Do I ever read manuals? Sometimes. As necessary.
How-to books? I have read them, but I don't do so very often.
Self-help guides? Rarely.