re: Poker & Training sites vs youtube???
I don't, nor have I ever belonged to a training site. So I can't say definitively how useful these sites are. I would have to ask what specifically do these training sites offer. Do they offer advice specific to you, or just offer training videos. Do the "pros" who run these sites respond personally to your questions or do you get generic answers. It seems to me that unless you are receiving personalized advice, or hand, or even better, session analysis, then you might as well be watching videos on youtube.
I don't think that there is anybody out there right now with any revolutionary new strategy that nobody else has ever thought of before. So whether you are watching videos from a membership training site, from the FullTilt web site, or The WSOP
Academy, they are all pretty much going to be explaining the same concepts.