This has come up in the course of a discussion elsewhere on this board.
Few things in life come free, but some things are more affordable than others. I was lucky enough to learn *TM in its early days and whilst I was still at school, and paid just £5 for the privilege. It costs a whale of a lot more than that now.
Similarly, I consider that the courses I did in the Church, none above introductory level, were good value at about £30 each. I however baulked at the price of the Pro TRs course which was more than 20 times that of the introductory level comm course I did.
How much is auditing and training really worth? Should it be made available to everyone, or only to those who can pay the going price on the basis that those are the "able who are going to become more able"?
Over to you (needless to say, I'm only addressing those who don't think the whole thing's bull****).