The Docboard team have published a very useful 'Blender Quickstart Guide': everything you need to get started on one page.
The blender QuickStart guide provides you a basic overview of blender functionality on a single A4 page, ready to print. It is designed for beginners who don't want to read the whole documentation, and for experienced 3D artists who want to quickly learn blender.
I've always really liked the ideas of 'cheatsheets' and I think (a link to) the Quickstart should be included in every Blender distribution. Also, depending on how useful other people think this is, it might be a good idea to create Quickstarts for more specific subjects such 'Lamps and Materials', 'Rendering' and others.
You can find the Quickstart on the Documentation Wiki.