I think it is clear that there are issues here that go beyond this thread. I think it is also clear that others voiced the same opinion Aggie did, but their responses were not treated in nearly the same manner.
If you truely want to reach a bigger audience participate in forums. It is because of this forum and one other that my enthusiasm keeps increasing. Your 114 posts have been about your workshops. All right you had one about Dave Wooten but that was the only thread begun or participated in about something besides your free workshops. Like I said it might be the mood I am in this evening but I honestly find your post a bit self serving, and your treatment of a regular forum member to be rude.
As to your question you bet there should be more free workshops. Corporate sponsorship might be the way to go. Then I might be able to afford the attendance fee.