I would say 80% of the time, a LaTeX user can find a solution or pointers to a question in the FAQ, so the next time you're tempted to hack your own solution or is frustrated by all the old, obsolete advices churned up by Google, try searching in the TeX FAQ first.
In fact, you might even have a local copy on your LaTeX installation. Here's how to access them:
- On TeXLive, run texdoc faq-en at the CLI.
- On MiKTeX, run mthelp --view faq-en at a DOS prompt, or in the Windows Start → Run dialog.