I'm going to self-accept this one since it's a documentation change.
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Sun May 20 12:28:28 ART 2012 Guillaume Hoffmann <email@example.com>
* kill footnotes in manual and uninformative command-overview paragraph
Pity about the table though. Probably good that it's gone, but it is
useful to have this sort of big-picture-how-it-all-fits-together overview
somewhere for *some* population of doc readers (not necessarily users).
Oh well, I guess it will pop up again on the wiki if it's really that
good to have (and in a more helpful form)