jQuery - A Slimmer Prototype

For the past year or so I’ve used the JavaScript library Prototype to make coding in JavaScript more pleasant. Today, while reading A List Apart, I came across a reference to a new library, jQuery. Initial impressions are favourable.

Unfortunately, like Prototype, trying to read the source code for this library/extension is extremely complicated. I’m hoping this is just due to my lack of JavaScript guru-ness, since it seems like one needs to be a guru to understand what the code is doing. At least the documentation is clear for an end-user.