You know I seriously think you should add something like this to the tips list...
TIP: READING TIPS PROVIDES YOU WITH VALUABLE INFORMATION! No you don't know everything. You may think you do, but you don't... NOOB!!! Every time you start a new game a new random TIP will be displayed.
My reason for this is I have seen tons of lets plays and comments from people on the forums who don't know simple things! In several nooby lets plays I've seen people just completely skip over the tips and say they're not important. Some of them may not be all that important, but many of them I actually found very helpful when I was a noob.
Just some examples of extremely nooby behavior I still see often.
*Rushing to the exit beacon
*Using auto-fire exclusively and never volleying weapons
*Never using auto-fire when appropriate
*Always choosing green sectors over anything else
*Upgrading nothing but shields
*Avoiding ever using a teleporter
*Not redistributing power that isn't currently being used
*Being confused why beams don't deplete shields (No seriously)
*Visiting a store when they only have 10 scrap
*Never buying fuel, but always buying missiles and always repairing hull no matter how expensive it is (I even saw someone repair 20 points of hull damage for 4 scrap each when they had bought a hull repair arm! Which they kept!!!)
*Sending crew in to fight giant alien spiders (Ok that's a joke, that's something people should learn on their own)
It just bugs me that the only negative reviews for FTL are pansies saying "OMG, this game sucks. It's so hard. Totally unbeatable. Everything isn't handed to you for free. Its not as good as Call of Duty. Thumbs down, 0/5"