Nope, you aren't missing anything, there's just nothing good out here. The game is in a constant state of flux, so any information is outdated by the time it gets posted online somewhere. Some of the in-game systems are too complex, 1/2 complete, 1/2 abandoned, or otherwise broken, that the few people who fully understand the mechanics don't bother to post about them anywhere.
Personally, I think the official Lodestone forums are a nightmare to navigate; I don't understand them all. They are poorly designed, poorly organized, and worthless IMO. The only thing the official forums did was hurt and detract from good communities like the one here at ZAM. (FFXI ZAM community was and still is one of the best online communities I've ever participated in).
Enjoy the game (if you can in it's current state), and if you want to understand or learn more about the game, finding a good LS and in-game friends is the best way to learn.