First off, it's a 2 star not 3 star bud...
Gosh! Who knows why I read 3 stars and instead it's 2. Ok, no big deal.
I'm sorry you don't see the differences nor have gotten more out of the book....have you been to the book's web site? Have you downloaded any of the sample DNGs and followed along in the book how I arrived at the final result?
I think you are getting confused... to quote Marshall McLuhan, The medium is the message. If you don't get that, I think you are missing a lot.
As for whether or not I should mention a bad review here and ask people who honestly seem to like the book to go post their thoughts. I'm not trolling for glowing reviews, only asking for people who really like the book to say so...you are welcome to post your review as well.
Look, nobody ever told your book didn't took a lot of effort. Hey, about 7 centuries ago someone born not far from where I'm writing you now, and wrote La Divina Commedia
Writing is a massive work. I know it and I'm an avid reader. You're not the first nor the last to work night and day on a book. My congratulations for this.
I understand you're feelings and I'm the first to feel pissed when someone misspell my name ("Paulo" is the most frequent, then "Pablo). As a forum member I may pretend to get mad of it and reply with irony but you're a respected photographer/author/tech guru. Elegance/tolerance should come first IMHO, especially when replying on the biggest store ever or on the most respected photography forum.
Having said that, honestly, I even downloaded a few of the DNG samples you put on the website, sure. Tweaked them a bit without following the step by step (which I mentally did while reading the book).
To tell the truth I expected something different, maybe something starting from the LuLa video geek-point and going further.
I mean, those picture by picture tutorials are really good and exceptionally detailed, but nothing more than what I do almost daily. Most of it thanks to LuLa videos and various articles read here and there.
Don't know what you're thinking I'm missing. I know for sure I expected a different product. My fault. That's it.
So now I'm really looking forward to the next book about Print, hoping to have some epiphany.