It is interesting to go back further and read the original article to which this one is responding ( http://www.gunnuts.n...being-tactical/ ).
I summarize that article as saying that if you are showing up to classes hoping to learn to shoot better and the instructor doesn't employ something like a timer then you will likely reach a plateau in fairly short order. After all, there are only so many ways that you can learn to shoot through your legs, keep your eyes on the threat, shout at cardboard, or reload with retention.
In my mind it comes down to a sort of lack of accountability for many of these courses. It seems like they spend a lot of time going through the motions and throwing rounds down range but never really attempt to measure your effectiveness with actually putting rounds on the target, especially under constrained timeframes. It's amazing what can look cool on YouTube with the right video footage and theme music but without focusing on actually measuring and improving tangible skills then you are just attending (to quote the article) a “bro fest.” The second article defends tactical courses by simply saying that classes have different focuses so one size does not fit all (although the tactical classes might not draw adequate attention to the actual skill of shooting despite suggestions to the contrary leaving students with an unrealistic understanding of arguably the most fundamental aspect of combat with a firearm).
If there some kind of home study course for tactics because I am pretty sure I could test out of it. I have read at least one book by Ayoob and thanks to Doodie I have now watched a lifetime of tacticool instructional videos.