First, Logos 6 is an unrivaled software package in its field of application. It remains to be seen if considered exceptional in the universe of software. Clearly, a great deal of care and effort has been expended in its development, and certainly "the laborer is worthy of his hire". I see it as almost a necessity for any pastor or seminary student. As a layperson, it is a bit of a luxury, and a significant expense. That said, Mr. Morris and MP publications is technically a third party vendor, who enjoys a unique relationship with Faithlife/Logos. The Logos sales staff and many of the employees are required to take his courses. Yet, I have been told (by Logos staff) that his fee percentage is one of the highest for all resources/publishers. If Faithlife/Logos chooses not to develop a manual in-house, an arrangement could/should be worked out such that his training materials, especially the user's manuals, be included as part of the base packages. Now retired, I worked in the scientific/consulting field for over 25 years - Logos 6 is one of the most expensive software packages I have encountered. It is also the only one NOT to include a user's manual! Yes, the on-line tutorials are helpful - but disjointed to access and not a sufficient substitute for a well designed, comprehensive user's manual. Sadly, the current arrangement is also counter productive to Faithlife/Logos. Much the power of the software is lost on new users due to lack of a comprehensive manual - the very features the development team has labored to create and improve. This is "penny wise and pound foolish" marketing. Note that this offering does not appear to be comprehensive, rather it covers new features in Version 6, and assumes some knowledge of Version 5. (Note also that there are alternatives available. For example, The Master's Seminary employs a different vendor/trainer who sells his own materials).