because of the price ive looked at loads of reviews on here on youtube around the internet in general. and some ppl are saying its helped them others are saying that they have learned the language and then others are saying it wont teach u fluent japanese and some people are saying it wont teach u anything but a few words and phrases. i really really really want to learn japanese and have done for ages i dont really want to go to clasess but i am willing to work really hard and buy self study books and stuff for the reading and writing. i think rosetta stone would be better than buying tons and tons of books for the speaking, as i dont have the best memory or the fondness of having to try and translate everything -iv'e tryed this already and only bin able to remember stuff for a few days after- what i really want to know is how much does it actually teach you????