We got some German docu here, too: http://raspberrycenter.de/handbuch/debi ... stallation
And I'm aware of the Wheezy stuff, but it's still beta, you cannot find it here on the official download site and there's quite a number of reports about problems with the config tool. We know it's still work in progress, but such bugs pretty much turn off a lot of common people right now (partly to false expectations, but that's another story).
Generally you're right. Easy config on first startup, before having to type anything is the way to go.