I'm probably the only one on here who wasn't impressed with Dan and Dave's teaching in the Trilogy series. While I know it's their style, I'm not into the Monotonous teaching approach, it's not fun to watch the DVD like other DVD's that I have. Also, Sorry, but the tricks were just too short and the teaching while some of them were pretty decent, I hated how on difficult sleights he would say "This will be a brief explanation"....now I know on basic sleights and manuevers sure it's ok b/c this dvd is not for beginners....things like the Double Lift or pass or what have you.....but some more difficult maneuvers I feel they should've taught better......like the "Aaron fisher pop over move" done in Card across. He just says, "this will be a brief explanation" ok fine, maybe I should know this by now (even though I don't) but why do they spend 5 minutes explaining a simple card steal and then showing a side view of the same steal in case you didn't get it the first time. To me it's just very frustrating that they spend so much time on a few basic maneuvers and card displays but don't do the same with the more advanced maneuvers. Another thing is that in "Card Across" and "Card to Mouth", I don't feel it's very feasible to do this in an actual setting b/c on the performance on the dvd, the camara zooms in on the one hand and the other hand is doing another sleight.....to me it's just not realistic to think that there will be that much misdirection (ok ok, yeah I need to work on the misdirection myself yes I know). It's more of a one on one trick too I suppose...but still....come on. In the trick "Swiss made" it's pretty easy to see that when he puts the selected card back with the pack it goes on the top and then he outjogs a dummy card in the middle but he does this quickly, however, if you are only remotely paying attention to the trick, then you can see it quite clearly. With the trick "The Queens", in the last vanish he does a completely different vanish then the one taught on the dvd. Huh? What's up with that? Maybe they don't have the rights to teach it? Ok, fine, then don't show it on the performance. Seems like common sense if you are going to make a dvd on magic instruction. So instead we get to "Slap" down on the deck to vanish the last queen. Seems a little weak. Now of course Dan and Dave's skills are beyond belief as they are a couple of the best magicians and conjurers out there but I just felt that the "Tricks" dvd fell short of my expectations. Hope this doesn't bother any of the D&D lovers out there but I just had to get it off my chest. Later.