Obviously YOU haven't watched all of the DVDs either. There is over 12 hours of material on those DVDs - MOST of the material is theory and presentational tips - and presentation is EVERYTHING when it comes to mentalism. All of the material is mentalism and NOT mental magic. Why would you say get the DVDs if you want to present mental magic? That makes absolutely no sense when the material Osterlind presents is right out the book!
I have watched all of the DVDs several times now and have had several hours of phone conversations with Richard Osterlind, so I know exactly what is on these DVDs.
Most people get the book and are put off by it. It's not an easy read for a lot of people. You must have not read what I wrote because I said you should get both the DVDs and the book because the DVDs will make the book a lot easier to understand.
Also, something you probably didn't know - Corinda completely endorsed Osterlind's work on the DVDs and said if he were to do the project today, he would have done it like Osterlind.
More does not mean most. When he says it focuses more on it, he means that the dvd can teach the workings a lot better than the book can. That's it. He and I never said most of the material was on how the effects worked. The reason I said that if someone was more into mental magic than they should get the dvds was because people who get the dvds only tend to flock more towards the mental magic side of things. Whereas people who have the books tend to be more mentalism centered.
Maybe Blizt said that if they're less serious about mentalism than the dvds were a good choice for the same reason you think it is. The book certainly can be hard to get through. However, dvds are easy for someone to sit and watch.
Also, how much you've talked to Osterlind and watched the dvds does not make you an expert in mentalism. Sure it's a great base, but if you already think you know everything (simply an assumption by the way you're talking to me and Blizt) then you've got tonnes to learn.
To finish up I'd like to address everything I bolded in my quote of your post which I either find offensive or is incorrect.
I have watched the dvds.
It is condescending to me to say things like "presentation is everything in mentalism" (I already know that).
People can perform mental magic when presenting a mentalism effect, something you should have learned by now.
There is no way you know EXACTLY what is on the dvds, this just makes you sound silly. But what I will give you is that you probably know most of the material.
That second last paragraph I agree with.
And finally, I did know that, but thanks again for being condescending.
Remember, neither Blizt nor I said that most of the dvd was focused on the workings of the effect. We said it focused more into the workings of the effects. Which basically you said yourself by saying the dvd helps people understand the book. So nobody is disagreeing with anyone here. You simply misunderstood Blizt and I. That is, if I understood Blizt's message correctly. I'd like to think I did, I've known him for a while.