I don't want to pay 400 dollars for an unfinished bit of magic - I don't want him to do the work for me, but I want to have a solid foundation to build my house on....NOT just a plot of land on a swamp. As good as I am, if I sprinkle gold on crap...I just have sparkly crap. Think about it. Don't worry Randy - you are young - in time, you will learn to be fully baked. I am not sure it is all a matter of opinion, but a matter of education. I am not trying to cause a fight, but I find it odd that Toby can see some of the same things I do, and you think I am taking crazy pills. I think your opinion and impressions are in the way of seeing the truth. Some people choose to be told how to think, some think on their own - I just call it how I see it - the effects have potential, but I didn't realize I was buying potential - because in his books - I bought finished pieces that were tested...no patter included. At this point - I am done disc 5 and still don't see this set having the impact on magic like his life work in his books did....now that is an opinion.