Also, do you have any idea when the new documentation system will up and ready for contributions?
It's up and running; there should be a lot less need for documentation (although as you pointed out the current docs are wrong) because sphinx is better understood generally in the wider Python community.
Cool. I'm enough of a n00b that sphinx versus whatever else is all Greek for me.
If you'd like to write some ReST docs right now and submit a patch, please go ahead!
Working on it.