My friend Ruslan wrote pretty big doc for D-noobs about using D.It's pretty much inspired by Ali book (thanks Ali!) but not so big. I hope that doc will help to newcomers to start programming.
Any feed back are welcome! http://wiki.dlang.org/Reading_the_documentation_%28in_Russian%29P.S. the work on dlang.ru is not stop. We done huge refactoring of engine, but now our programmer again have not free time. But I keep hand on pulse.