While I DO think subscription based courseware has its place. I hate having to create an account (with a Captcha - can we PLEASE get past that?) AND enter a credit card. They say it's to protect them against piracy... but think... how does that work? Their videos appear on torrent trackers and they know it was you and charge your card? (I admit, I have no idea)
I have a degree in graphic design, so I've always appreciated just how much artistic flair Peepcode had. I find Pluralsight so much less appealing.
I feel it now leaves a void. Maybe Ryan Bates will start doing more than just Rails.
This is what my co-founders and I trying to do with Bitcast(https://www.bitcast.io). We're finding that model works well, and it definitely offers both consumers and content producers a different business model to interact with.
Would love to hear what you think!