For a second edition, it's a pretty poorly written rule book. Several very important details are left unexplained, and one figures them out only after a couple of dry runs. Mine now has a few PostIt addenda in it to make it usable.
For me, I've only seen Rahdo's 1st ed version and thought the manual was easy to understand. We played the first couple of games with it opened to cover each section as we got to it, but otherwise don't even touch it anymore.