QuickBooks Online and the un-dismissable guide

A while back I switched from using QuickBooks for Mac 2012, to using QuickBooks Online. The online service includes a Mac app, which is little more than an HTML wrapper. As such, it suffers horribly from caching issues, but that’s for another article. For today’s rant, let’s look at what’s permanently pinned to the bottom of the Mac app’s window:

This is a “Show Me How” guide, that includes three tutorials in which the app will walk you through the process of creating an invoice, customizing a report and adding a user.

I already know how to do all that, so I’d simply like to dismiss this window, since even when collapsed, the “Show Me How” label obscures controls like the “Reconcile” button.

Chatting with the friendly Twitter people @QBCares, I’ve learned that you actually have to go through the tutorials before the guide is dismissable.

Unlike every other product I’ve used that offered a guide, there’s no option to simply “skip” it!

Agree? Disagree? What do you think?