I neither completely agree or disagree. I didn't architect this switch-over. There is a desire to maintain control over some of the content to guarantee the quality. I believe the wiki-way is to closely monitor and edit the pages, yet not all of the documentation maintainers are willing to watch the changes so closely.
Can you make specific suggestions to address your concerns?
What a mess. I don't like the layout at all. It seems intentionally confusing. I'll try to find some time to adjust the wording and links to remove some of the confusion. (Not sure when I'll get to it, though.)
this was the best solution we could come up with that would satisfy all parties. suggestions are welcome on this. at the time we had four separate wiki sites, all of which are now combined into one at elinux. the core "official" beagle parts are required to have closed permissions on edits. the community pages are open.