Originally Posted by TXaces
But the hour with the coach might be worth more than two years at any training site.
Unlikely. I think private coaching is generally a good thing and there are lots of very excellent private coaches. But, most of the coaches I've talked to look for and recommend multi-hour packages. One hour just isn't enough to review hands, get to know your game, offer advice, allow you some time to implement changes and follow up. It's just a longer process than that.
I'd also say that a 6 month or 1 year coaching site membership is much more appropriate for a small stakes player prior to seeking private coaching. That was the conclusion that I came to when I was making more or less the same decision 6 months ago and I am very comfortable that I made the right choice in picking a site vs private coach. I'm also very pleased with my stox membership. I couldn't comment on the other sites, but I'm sure the videos are high quality on both Deuces Cracked and Card Runners. I'd probably avoid the less developed sites at this point.