I've been using the non-deluxe version of MB for a couple of weeks now, and I'm making good progress with my touch-typing - at least as far as the ordinary letter keys go. However, there are a few problems with the program. Firstly, it's American, so it uses American spellings, and there is no way to change this. Secondly, and probably more seriously, American keyboards are NOT identical to British keyboards - the QWERTY layout is the same, of course, but when it comes to the position of non-alphabetic characters like $, @, £, # etc, they are in different places - so Mavis Beacon's directions actually become misleading. Again, there's no way to change this. Having said all this, learning to touch-type is definitely a worthwhile endeavour, so good luck with it!