I was trying to point out that this is one of the most important pages in the rules since it defines many terms whose meaning is not intuitive and which are used in many other places. So there are probably other things you would discover that you are playing wrong if you read it. I'm sorry if you think that's "smug", I am really only trying to be helpful.
Well then I apologise. It sure sounded like you were being a smart ass when I first read it.