Usually I search for help on Google, rather than navigating from the Blender homepage.
I frequently find documentation targeting 2.59, e.g. http://www.blender.org/documentation/blender_python_api_2_59_0/info_overview.html
If instead I navigate from the Blender homepage, I arrive at: http://wiki.blender.org/index.php/Doc:2.6/Manual/Extensions/Python
I notice that many links from this page seem to target 2.5 or 2.6, even the URL has 2.6 in it. Does this mean the documentation is a bit of a jumble?
And then from this page I can reach: http://www.blender.org/documentation/blender_python_api_2_70a_release/info_quickstart.html. If I understand correctly, this is the up-to-date equivalent of the first link in this question, although this isn't obvious as many links
How can I locate the legacy help, other than by random chance that Google returns a link? I don't seem to be able to reach it from blender.org
And why is the old documentation so much prettier? It is the most tasteful colour scheme I've ever come across. Why was it abandoned? Is there any harm in using the older documentation?
Could someone put all of this into perspective?