Homeopathy has been proven countless, countless times to do absolutely jack-fucking-shit. About five seconds of wiki-ing found this. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1874503/?tool=pmcentrez
There is nothing ignorant or arrogant about disregarding some ancient bullshit when every single piece of legitimate scientific evidence shows that it's just ancient bullshit.
The one thing I like about manuals is the satisfying heft they add to the package. Now with the extra-light cases and no manuals it'll feel a little more like I'm being ripped off spending $60 on a plastic disc.
Most musicians who use samples in their releases get permission from the copyright owner of the sample. I don't even slightly doubt that someone on a major label like Kid Rock had every sample he used cleared by the copyright holder. If you get sued for sampling, it's because you didn't get it cleared.