Maybe Melissa can publish her pattern with a series of appendices to keep the knitters sane:
Appendix A: Learning how to avoid rookie mistakes and the proper coping mechanisms for when you inevitably make them.
Appendix B: Charts and tables to calculate the number of hours put into your project and successfully incorporating the amount of work done while tinking and frogging. Ripping back because of newbie mistakes counts double (see Appendix A).
Appendix C: Resources that facilitate proper venting (ie KH) so as to avoid going on a murderous rampage because you ran out of yarn on Row 21 of the last pattern repeat.