I don’t need to be entertained by the rule book and can do without the fancy embellishments that are better reserved for advertising.
Quotes about rulebooks
What indicates a bad rule book is when many people take the time to do due diligence and cannot properly play the game. […] These games are easy to spot. Go to the game forum and look at the posts. If the majority of posts for a game are in the rules section, that game has a problem with its manuals.