For those of you on the RRS mailing list, I just received their 2005/06 catalog in the mail along with an equipment demo DVD. The RRS owners, Joe and Joan Johnson, host the DVD. Segments include a panorama tutorial and demos of the BH-55 ballhead, flash brackets and other gear.
I agree, it was appropriately informative - a shrewd marketing tool. Despite being a wealth of knowledge, the printed catalog is unmotivating. The DVD made me a likely return customer in 2006. Money well-spent on their part.
Yet, it was still a bit dull to watch all the way to the very end segment (BH55).