The online course now does seems pricey. Branca seems to be charging more for what you get than the live classes but that does not include cost to get to the live classes. I originally took the Florida version of the course two years ago with the promise that when the WI version was available I could get access and two years later it finally became available. I paid $79 for the course when it was in a development stage. That to me was worth it though I had to wait a while to get what I paid for. If it would have been worth it for anyone is something I can't answer.
This is a link to information on when Branca was in Wisconsin last December. http://lawofselfdefense.com/event/law-of-self-defense-seminar-law-crosse-wi-160917/
and the class in Colorado is here: http://lawofselfdefense.com/event/law-of-self-defense-level-1-class-colorado-5617/
and looks about the same for prices.
Joining the Armed Citizens Legal Defense Network could well get you more for the money. You get a book and servies of DVD lectures as well as help after an armed encounter. See: https://armedcitizensnetwork.org/learn/membership-benefits
Needless to say Branca must be charging what the traffic will bear. I am looking forward to grouchyoldcripple's review.
Update: If you live out in the sticks even with a DSL connection to the Internet (mine is .288 Mbps) it is possible the course will download so slowly as to be useless. The course I took before must have been done differently. It had Branca speaking with Power Point like screens with text and not a video of Branca talking and I had no problems with it. After about two or more minutes today (at 7AM and noon) the new version had downloaded about 4 seconds of the course. Beware if you do not have fast Internet speeds.