Because add, edit, and delete are self-evident, people have rarely taken the time to actually identify all the steps required to accurately track and reproduce such changes. Moreover, it's even less likely that they would have considered interacting with other users or providing a seamless baseline for more advanced activities.
Thus, many first time users make the observation that there seems to be far too much overhead for tracking simple file activities. They don't appreciate that Perforce is providing a rich set of features in a very efficient interface.
In the next chapter we will cover details about changelists and related concepts.