Were you a Sun instructor? I teach J2EE courses for a private firm (albeit VERY large) and I recall once auditing a course (maybe it was SL275). Between the lifeless instructor and the dry material, I nearly passed out after one day. What is wrong with the corporate world today? You have to be multicultural friendly, which is okay. You must also be careful about copyright infringement, meaning you can't quote something funny or use a graphic that might actually incite a smile. You must use a facilitator guide (script) so everyone get's the same info - like any two classes are ever the same!!! It's like training has been dumbed down to that of a fry cook at McDonalds. Ooops! Can I say that without getting sued?