Where is the documentation?

NOWS SBE 2.5 and previous releases seem to have been cripled to some extent, where is the documentation of these limitations or restrictions?

I have spent countless hours trying to get the same functionality I had with NW 6.5 SBS out of SBE. The NW 6.5 SBS installed with full functionality right off the disc. SBE seems to be extremely fragile! If you try to update, initialize a new process or use the wrong tools, it can easily "blow up" the installation. It seems to be trial and error. Is there some obscure README file somewhere that will assist in getting everthing up and running?

Help me Obi Wan Kanobe, your my only hope!