All that said, my background is plenty strong enough for this type of install, however, if this was a completely open source type of product, then I would not expect any well thought out instructions and a robust tech support, but at $130 a pop, I think the buyer is entitled to decently documented products. Don't you?
I have been able to wade through most of the errors now, and found some of the information to be useful, don't get me wrong, and in fact, if you check out this link: http://www.ultimate-bmw.com/photo_serv/index.php
You'll see I have come quite a long way, and in fact, it looks like it will be a pretty freaking sweet tool once all is said and done.
but I'm still having some issues.
I'm trying to fix the "broken images" issue with integrating with vbulletin right now, and after that, I'll need to try and figure out how to get rid of the script errors that are popping up and force the Photopost to reside in the size of table I want it too.
When I roll out products that my company designs, we write a robust user manual which even a non-mechanic could understand, and I just think that within reason, good documentation is just part of product developement. The whole, toss is out there and then let them learn to swim thing is great for a classroom but not for business.