SpaceKnight of Chaos wrote:For the guide being a moron... not explaining straight away that the springs are cursed (he babbles on about their tragic legend, when he should have opened up with something along the lines of "nobody use Jusenkyo to train anymore because it curse those who enter it"),
He did warn them that no one uses the training ground anymore and told them it was dangerous. It's not his fault they completely ignored him and didn't wait for him explain why they were dangerous.
SpaceKnight of Chaos wrote:failing to warn Ranma & Genma about the nature of the Joketsuzoku,
What aspect of 'Joketsuzoku nature' didn't he warn them of? That they punish people who steal their food? That's common sense, it's not the guides fault Genma and Ranma are both shameless food thieves. He should have warned them about the kiss of death, but he might of thought that they, like most people, would be smart enough not to antagonize a strange tribe of warriors.
SpaceKnight of Chaos wrote:failing to suggest that they change back into their real forms when they went to the Joketsuzoku village...
Why should they have changed back to their real forms? They were probably safer in their cursed forms - no Amazons who be tempted to challenge them to a marriage duel.
SpaceKnight of Chaos wrote:-Is willing to cut her date short and even takes Ranma to the Tendos on her bike to help Akane, then gives him the packet without receiving the kiss she wanted
What? Either the anime is a LOT different, or you have got some serious selective memory. First of all, she was stopping Ranma from helping Akane and forcing him to date her by blackmailing him with a 'cure' for his curse that she knew was fake. She didn't take him to the dojo on her bike, he was riding the bike, and when she realized where he was heading she tried to stop him. He only got away from her because Genma splashed her with water. She then worked together with the Destroyer to fight Ranma (heavily implying that she convinced him to attack the Tendo Dojo in the first place). She sure as heck didn't give him the packet, he took it from her by surprise. She then laughed about all the trouble she put Ranma through for a one-time cure with Cologne afterwards! That whole arc is, in my opinion, one of Shampoo's lowest points in the entire manga.