I finally subscribed to LLVJ. I need a good tripod and some split ND filters (and some lenses, and flashes, and more vacation...), but I figure knowledge is more important than equipment, so instead I bought "The Big Kahuna": all the LLVJ issues to date plus a subscription for the next few.
I had planned to watch one disc per week for the next few months. Well, that didn't happen. I watched the first four back-to-back yesterday! Usually I never watch television, but this is great stuff. Now I REALLY need a good tripod and some split ND filters, plus a Wimberley SideKick, a guide for Canyon de Chelly, a raft trip through the Grand Canyon, ...
Way to go, Jim! I did the same a few months ago and I consider it one of my best photographic investments ever.
But I should mention that when you get up to more recent issues, you'll find that there are digital techniques that can take the place of the split ND filters.