I ended up ordering the Next-Gen Texturing DVD and the Old Pillar one. The Old Pillar was free for buying the first one and I got 20% off. The subtotal was $125 and with all the discounts the total came to $48.
The deals also work if you buy the downloads as well - so I watched the Old Pillar one last night. He used Max and Mudbox but I was able to follow along and understand what he was doing and think the same results could be made in Blender. I just started the Texturing one and it seems like it will be even better then the pillar one.