First, .... the guide (made by someone else) is not that great, so you shouldn't have been expecting much praise, which you made it look like that's what you were in for (with your 2nd post).
Aside of that, please people, give him a break.
Lets just consider this; nLite at the start was a tool to make Windows XP/2K install the fastest possible, for a personal (enthusiast's) use. Removing unneeded components and pre-integrating your own drivers were ways to get there.
The "guide" is aimed to make a huge XP disc that would be able to install on everyone (else?)'s pc, so it's not in the philosophical line of nLite. Personally, I would not recommend anyone to follow that guide.
I do agree though that frequently asked info is buried deep in the forum, but this guide is only aimed at answering very few of them and as such is not worth a sticky. End.
I totally agree, but I have been able to build an XP/SP3 install disc that is fully unattended from the format drive stage of the install, and it only has a small number of windows updates to get, and it is a universal setup not respective to hardware or system type whereby driver installs are not required. The guide mentioned that he would have to write a book to go into all the details so it is (in my opinion) more of a suggestion of a procedure to build an XPSP3 setup that works on any PC. In keeping with the Nlite purpose I do reduce the size of the XP by about 150Mb's, and depending on which driver packs i include I can make it fit on a CD disc. The large packs for sound and video are omitted, and only the mass storage, chipset, and lan or wireless lan are kept.