For me - this description sounds like a pretty big reason to go against TIA haha. When you’re paying $1195 (even though it is often times your company’s money), you should be getting a product that is significantly better than the competitors.
So for Exam 6 - I can echo that I fell asleep during the videos a few times and found them useless. The practice problems were all just previous exam problems, and those are accessible anywhere. So the benefits I am paying $1195 for, are essentially a study manual, flashcards, and practice exams. Many other competitors can offer that exact same package for a cheaper rate.
I would argue RF offers a product that clearly differentiates itself in the Cookbook that is worth purchasing. The CC package offers, in my opinion, a more easily understandable manual with more challenging practice exams - for like 25% of the cost if my memory serves me right (so my employer would have no problem purchasing CC + RF), and very useful unique examples/practice problems that help in understanding the material.
CF/RF as an alternative option, is a similar price to TIA (factoring in the Cookbook as an add-on you’d probably get with TIA anyways), and you get the benefit of useful video lessons to help you along the way with unique examples, flashcards, a more easily understandable manual, and practice exams.
So to me it was a matter of choosing a tangibly better product, and in some cases cheaper product, vs sticking with the “TIA Routine.”