Agree with you that good documentation is a must and having bought the Pro package I have been reading as much as I can to prepare for my first project.
The information in the forum is very good and as you point out, Nick is running a fantastic series on Genesis over on his blog.
I've just got my first project where I will use the Genesis framework and Enterprise child theme.
I'm going to stick with the default layout for this project but hope to be able at some stage to start getting into changing layouts.
I sense from the new layout of the Studiopress site, the new themes and the new blog that Studiopress are ready to move Genesis forward in a big way.
As part of that moving forward I hope that the documentation will partly be aimed at the non coders amongst the community.
That is a long winded way of saying... well done on your comment Jezella.
BTW - forget about Thesis, you made the right choice with Genesis.
I'm beginning to see Genesis sites all over the place.
I visited the CommentLuv site today... and it's a Genesis theme.