I agree. Laine is awesome. These classes are awesome. I was in said sand class and I rode off with the same feelings. I was scared shitless of sand before this class. Now, not only can I get through miles upon miles of it, I can do it pretty quickly! Knowing/reading/youtubing the techniques isn't enough. You need a professional to watch you and tell you what you're doing right and wrong.
I plan to take every one of these classes that I can fit into my calendar. I recall after my first class with him, I felt way more confident leaning the bike over, and on the ride home I wore the last of the little stubby thingies off of my tkc80 front, except for the very outside edge. It's interesting riding now, using all of my tires. Only took one day of counter balancing class.