"It was cheap labour."
Far more to it than this of course. If the person training you knows what they are on about, it is worth paying them for the privilege.
The other good thing about hearing Phillip describe what he was doing (on the DVD, which I'm currently listening to as I type) is that he admits to having no curriculum whatsoever, which to this very day remains my philosophy of training. ie Bumbling along. Phillip trained me well!
Hmm, perhaps I will edit myself back in to the final cut.