I have been trying to truly understand the renormalizability of quantum (i.e., without anomalies) gauge theories (after which I will focus on the case with spontaneous symmetry breaking).
The problem is that I have not found any self-contained specific text on the subject. There are, of course, good books which approach it, Weinberg and Itzykson-Zuber, for instance. But since (as far as I have seen) there is no way to scape the BRST formalism, looking at it through these books is having to cover a too large portion of it to understand the notation, conventions and arguments.
In any case, can you indicate what you think to be the best (and more friendly) text (may be book, lecture notes or anything) to formally understand 'the renormalizability of gauge theories'?