I have read the manual for my new router once, and will repeat reading it further. I am new to routers, so I know I need the information supplied in the manual.
The most important thing I have learned since reading the posts here are the safety suggestions. I honestly never thought about unplugging the router before changing bits, etc. I have also attempted some climb cutting with very small pieces in the past. I didn't realize how dangerous routers can be.
I now unplug the router any time I do anything to it, I use featherboards, push blocks, etc.