I suspect I know how you feel, honestjohn. Watching Beki or Edward fly through something that would take me much, much longer is kind of daunting.
The other side of the coin is that it can all be re-watched, just like the tutorial videos. I'm old analog guy too, but I look forward to learning new things about the software and don't sweat the longer learning curve. For the most part if I feel like I'm moving forward, I'm happy. That's the nature of learning, no?
My take is this: A lot of info is presented in a limited window of time. I gathered what nuggets of wisdom I could with the thought that I can flesh out processes and understanding at my (slower) pace later. Not sure what one could do differently to make the process more effective, but I imagine you'd have an ear with Vectric if you had ideas.
FWIW, I suspect I could listen to Beki or Edward read a dictionary and find it interesting, if not soothing. Fast paced but concise, not littered with "ums" and "ahs". But then my mom was an English Teacher, so my perspective may be weird.
I was also surprised and curious about the demographic of the group, I wonder what the mean age was (I'm 63)? Cheers to all Vectritians, wherever they might be along the path!
If I had one beef, it would be that I couldn't always hear so well. Which I could probably solve if I wasn't such a tightwad and hadn't spent so much on a CNC router!