So, what would have been the first half of "Season 5" (July - December) is coming to a rapid close and this 6 month period was mostly "host only" lessons with no voice actors. Videos with little to no grammar content. The JLPT lessons were good (I'm sitting for the JLPT on Sunday, がんばります！）but probably somewhat limited in appeal and you can't put together a season on that kind of lesson.
So, I did downgrade to Basic when my Premium membership expired in August. Are we going to get a good Beginner Series again in January? Or will it be more of the same less engaging, less helpful lessons? I'd like to upgrade to Premium again but the lesson quality has to increase for me to do so.
JapanesePod101 set the formula for fun and effective language lessons. Can it once again provide excellent lessons using that formula?