Take for example the Gary Halbert Newsletter. If you don't have hundreds of dollars you can't have access to those golden information. Today it's free and is still extremely useful and valuable.
The problem today is that, not many people are sincere and dedicated enough to learn. I still believe that the main reason why an IM marketer become successful is his own personal drive and motive and not the influence of other people. This is the reason why there are still many newbies who fail even though tons of free and useful information are already provided not only in this forum but everywhere.
Just a thought of the day... peace