I do appreciate that the User Guide has been updated for Fedora 11. See http://docs.fedoraproject.org/user-guide/f11/en-US/html/
for the English version. I'm sure it took many hours of dedicated work.
As the lead writer for the Fedora 6 User Guide (and a Fedora Project newbie at the time), I often felt confused over the scope of the User Guide. I wanted to put in specific instructions with screen shots, but was wisely discouraged from doing screen shots since it would limit the ability for the doc to be translated. At the same time, not having screen shots, I believe, took away from its usefulness.
There's also the issue of trying to cover all the Desktop Managers. F6 User Guide had only GNOME coverage and was severely criticised for not covering KDE. The current User Guide includes KDE and XFCE along with GNOME. Now, what about LXDE, my current desktop?
Include in the mix the fact that default applications come and go, influenced by what apps are default in the GNOME and KDE desktops in particular. There always other popular apps like OpenOffice.org and Firefox. We all seem to have our recent favorites, mine being FreeMind, which isn't even packaged for Fedora.
OPTION 1 - CONTRIBUTE UPSTREAM
On the other hand, perhaps it would be better to contribute updates to the upstream projects, especially ones like Gnome, KDE, XFCE and LXDE. (There's also a FLOSS docs project, but I haven't really checked it out yet.)
We can then assemble a set of links to these docs while filling any gaps that may exist upstream.
OPTION 2 - CONTINUE DEVELOPING THE CURRENT FEDORA DOC
That's one approach. Let the community vote with their contributions. If the User Guide is useful, volunteers will continue to update it and translate it into even more languages.
Overall, it helps with the change in license from OPL to Creative Commons.
OPTION 3 - DO BOTH
There's no reason we can't do both.
Bottom line: It's a Fedora Doc community decision.