I was attempting to watch Ben Long's 3-hour online course "Foundations of Photography: Black and White," on lynda.com, the other day, and I just couldn't bear it. I don't know if it was the video itself (which I kept falling asleep through) or if it's my general dislike for black and white photos. The only time the video had my attention was when Long was out in the field shooting a railroad track, and he was working the shot to find interesting perspectives. Other than that, especially with all the Photoshop tutorials, I was just not interested in what he had to say.
Well, I guess I'll keep shooting in color for now. Maybe, I will give this video another play in six months and see if I can finish it that time (I'm about halfway through it, anyway). It'll probably work for you if you're actually into B&W photography; this was just not meant for me.