I will simply say this: If I had it to do all over again, knowing all that I know now, I would still buy this book and still recommend it to other Trek fans (maybe I'd recommend they wait for the second edition, however).
Thank you. Having done so, I feel better about it.
Actually what I was waiting for is the paperback. It takes ALOT to get me to shell out for hardcovers anymore. Hopefully whatever problems the book has will be fixed by that edition.