EB wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> I know this is somewhat out-dated, but is it worth getting?

I came accross Ruby a few months ago when this book was already outdated 
so I did not read it - however I guess I was in the same shoes as you 
are now (judging from the symptoms you described).

The best cure I found is called "Ruby for Rails" from David A. Black. 
It's one of the best tech books I ever came across. Definitely check it out.

--
Peter
http://www.rubyrailways.com