I did the full boat barbri thing and passed, but wasn't at all impressed. Their materials were mediocre at best and the lectures even worse. When I took the test I did not feel as if I'd been prepared very well. If you have the work ethic to actually study, I don't think you'd be at all disadvantaged studying on your own rather than paying Barbri. Whether that'd be best done with barbri materials or materials sourced elsewhere I couldn't say. Barbri's on-line practice questions and such were somewhat helpful, though as it turns out not terribly representative of the real thing. I suspect that you could find print material with practice questions that would suffice. It is safe to say that the barbri bar prep course is of dramatically lower quality than kaplan's LSAT prep course. Now maybe that's just the nature of the tests or maybe barbri sucks, I'm not quite sure. Luckily I don't have to worry about it anymore (and my barbri course was paid for by my employer).