In fact, I wrote a brief essay (on the GeMiNi board) about my reaction when the first Skinner videos came out.
I had heard so much about the man, seen so many photos. Then I watched him on the videos and he looked so frail. I was crushed.
Then an amazing thing happened. I went back a few weeks later and watched the videos again. This time, the depth of Michael Skinner opened to me -- the subtleties, the grace, the deliberate pacing, the openness of the handlings, the masterful execution of sleights. I was enthralled.
I never had the honor to meet Mike Skinner, or to see him in person. These videos contain some of the best post-graduate teachings in the Art of Magic I know and I highly recommend anything that has Michael Skinner's name attached to it.
However, beware: The student must be ready to appreciate the teachings of a master.