I'm not an elitist prick (yet). And I really would like to learn things while getting a degree to do it... I already know those school types you hate that do everything by the book, I hate them too... But I want to learn and I want to do something with my life, I'm 23 and have never gone to any type of college before. I'm buying the 40d today, and signing up for the april or july class this is becoming one expensive fucking month. Have any of you taken these classes, are they recommended or shunned in the world of photography?