Say it takes 9 months with Roth's DVD set , it might take him a year with Bobo. Just as an example. Chances are a person that does not learn well from books may never learn from reading Bobo...but let's just say it takes a year from reading Bobo.
This kinda makes me wonder though! ... how do kids these days learn anything in school if they have difficulity learning from books ? ... or are the teachers now teaching with DVD's ?
How is this relevant? How come you are on an online forum? 1000's of magicians did not have an internet to learn from... makes me wonder how they ever became magicians without it. The fact that you are here posting shows you are using a resource that those that came before us did not have.
The " Books are better" is just a bias many older magicians share. not all... but many do.
Just because a kid learns from books in school does not mean he HAS to limit himself to books when learning magic. If he learns faster using a DVD, and that gets him all hot about performing. And eventually earning money from it, while if he had limited hiomself to books, may have been turned off to the whole thing...or it would have taken him longer to learn...or it may have been a harder process... why insist they do it the slow and hard way, when there is no need? Just because that was the way you learned?
The DVD is costlier up front. But it is up to each aspiring magician to decide for him or herself , How they learn best. It is up to them to decide if they get more " bang for their buck" from $100 Roth DVD set, or froma $ 8 Bobo book.
If they take well to books, then Obviously Bobo is the way to go. But if it is more effortless and fun for us to learn from Roth's DVD's... why look down your noses at us?
What about Dyslexic Magicians? Or Illiterate magicians? Or magicians that do not read the language the book is printed in? Should they just say to themselves.." Gee I want to be a magician, but all these older more experienced magicians are saying if I cannot learn from a book, sucks to be me. maybe I'll just give up."...
Well, others may take that course...me I'll just get my DVD's...and Books... I mean come on.. a Movie costs between $19, and $28. What's an extra 6 to 8 bucks? As someone said. You can make $30 mowing someone's lawn or shovelling snow from in front of someone's car...
If the DVD's cost 100's of bucks I would agree... but... $ 30?
I don't think this is so much a " money" issue, as it may just be an envy issue... " We didn't use DVD's, neither should you... Houdini didn't use DVD's." Guess what? He didn't belong to Penguinmagic either. And he was a terrible magician. Maybe DVD's might have helped him improve? Who knows?