After a brief discussion with AFJ about my predicament, I spoke to the resource person who assured me that the workshop will cover interesting subjects that we may not have otherwise been exposed to. Finally my excitement got the better of me and I enrolled myself for the 3-day workshop. About 10-15 people from all age groups and vocations turned up. There were two college students, a journalist, a freelance writer, a school teacher and a couple of artists. We were a great team and bonded almost immediately.
Well the point is, organizers should be sensitive to the participants needs and not turn an event into just another money-making venture. More importantly, if participants are unhappy about the work, then they should come forward and express their opinions. Mumbling and cursing are hardly the solution to such greed.
But the silver lining: I made some interesting friends and we keep in touch!