There are a couple of decent articles on the topic on archicadwiki. I find the interactive schedules quite easy (but you cannot do any calculations with them!), while my personal opinion about lists is: anal, impossible, fucking difficult and they rarely work with me.
Rudimentary Schedules are covered in the Essential ITG.
Lists, according to Graphisoft, are for "'advanced users" only.
The commands to use it aren't even available until you modify the work environment to make them available.
Oddly, the help on Lists is called "Calculation Guide", under the help menu.
PS You won't get screen output that looks like Achille's post,
unless you read to the end of the Guide and follow instructions for a little script writing.
Bear in mind that "Zone Number" is a string entity rather than a number. An ASCII sort. This is apparent after playing with various filters. Looking for Zones Numbers "10000" through "70000" will return a Zone numbered "3259" since "3" is between "1" and "7".