David Harper CFA FRM
to avoid any confusion, i am not talking for everyone (and clearly stated such) and am expressing my opinion and experience. apologies, i was unaware this was against the ethos of the forum.
The ethos of the forum is transparency, to which I myself am also entitled (I'm only responding because I start my workday on this transparent forum that I have hosted for over a decade). I start every day here in the forum, tying to answer questions to help candidates. Our process has been the same for over a decade. None of our EPP competitors has even really attempted the sort of transparency we aim for here (on this forum). But it's not an excuse to constantly pepper us on timing. GARP made a lot of changes this year. It takes all EPPs time to update material. I just clicked over to our primary competitor (for 30 seconds, just to see) and I'm seeing March and April, for example. Your first "fantasy" is that any of those other EPP providers will have no gaps by May. Why don't you write GARP and ask them why they recklessly churn the syllabus to make it difficult on all EPPs?
We're transparent, if anybody doesn't like how we do this, my sincere preference is that you simply not purchase. Just don't purchase. But if you do purchase, please don't try to induce stress on us with impossible schedules and/or false comparisons to other EPPs when we are (probably) the earliest with new material. For me, the sales isn't worth the stress, okay? My preference is that you: 1. Write GARP, 2. Just don't buy the product
TLDR: If you think you might live in a fantasy world of expectations, then its really simple: just don't buy the product. But, whatever you do, please don't buy the product then use the forum to induces stress with fantasy-based expectations (and/or false comparisons).
TLDR #2: Another reason these attempts to induce stress bother me: we aim for quality here, including deeply detailed practice questions. I've spent most of today working out a single practice question set: yea, it took more time than I wanted, but I'm happy with it because it blankets the new reading with details. Quality takes time (including it enables us to make several contributions to the syllabus itself, FWIW. We've already made more than a dozen contributions/improvements to the 2020 material. At this rate of quality, I expect us to make many more). If you would prefer to rush us into not-quality under the guise of too-soon completeness, then maybe a different EPP is a better fit for you?