I signed up as well and am really enjoying the course. Being in a place where the closest PDC is 8 hrs away, taking it online is great, and with one of the greats of permaculture too. Not too shabby. I like the online deal because I got my Bachelor's online and I am already use to that style of teaching. Of course, I would love to go to Australia and do it in person but I think the 1000 bucks for the course and all the dvds isn't too bad. I like the fact that my wife can watch the videos and get on the same page with me about the whole permaculture idea. It was hard explaining to her about it before I started taking this course.