PMed you back. Hope those answers help you out. Trust me, the Off By One thing makes total sense when you see the explanation. Again, lay people don't think like we do. They are blown away by this.
Man, you are skipping some great material. I know I seem biased but I honestly believe that Deception is one on the best values for your money that you can buy right now. Loaded with awesome material.
I totally agree with your comments. I don't think Dave's material is bad (he is a SUPER creative magician), his material just never fit my style.... Until this DVD. I have been using TONS of material off of Deception Volume 1, as it almost works as a "creative toolbox". It provides so many original ideas, thoughts, moves and subtleties that you could fashion a whole act based upon this DVD alone.
Highly recommended, as I said.