Man pages are the documentation of a UNIX system. They're a very handy tool that provides information quickly. I am rather annoyed at GNU's decision to use texinfo for documentation; with texinfo, finding what you need becomes more involved, since you can't do a nice flat search.

This also reminds me of a joke I heard once: A woman walked up to a sysadmin, and complained that the man command was sexist. So he created a symbolic link named "woman" pointing at man and told the lady that "woman" works too. She nodded and went back to her work, satisfied. He never heard from her again.