I am looking between AI in santa monica and LBC Los Angeles right now. I've seen some forums about this, but they were mostly all about the actual cooking programs rather than the baking programs, and I need some opinions and input. AI in Santa Monica is so far holding my interest further, because I like how much more information they provide, including the required courses and course descriptions etc etc, and because of the recent lawsuits with LBC. But I'm curious if there's others out there who have attended either school for the baking and pastry arts program and what they have to say about it? My big questions are... Which is more costly? Which provides a more useful education in this area? Any other good schools in CA with baking and pastry arts programs, Associate's baking and pastry arts programs? I've been doing some research and been reading a lot that LBC is a "mickey mouse" rip-off school... is Ai the same way?