I learn a lot from Babypips forums in general; there are a lot of clever people who post here.
And I lied, I DID learn something very valuable from BP’s school. I learned that you can’t put your faith in anyone else’s educational system when your money is on the line. Before I started live trading I should have demo traded for about 2-3 years and read about 7 forums and 50 books. And I still would have needed to do a lot of independent research and study to get close to where I am now. I don’t see the time as wasted though, it’s what Josh Waitzkin would call ‘an investment in loss’. You NEED to lose before you can win. Ideally for a new trader the loss should sting for a lifetime but not be crippling.
Still, that’s just my opinion. Maybe there are some people who are smarter than me who learned how to trade profitably based on triangles,pennants, and Gartley patterns, risking no more than 1% on every trade. Trading is a very personal endeavor, even though the popular notion is that it gets done by large multinational firms and robots.