I just got mine in the mail today. The DVD is great for people who need a raw introduction. Being somewhat familiar with Lightwave 3d, I am able to navigate roughly through the interface already. I have the earlier version of the PLE so I'll find out what's new with this one.
At $19.99, it's a great bargain. You get the Beginner's Guide, the DVD to accompany it and the PLE version 4.5...
Hey, it's almost like Christmas!