Hi bnates, welcome to 3FC
I have never heard of success story from this product that wasn't a hidden advertisement intended to earn a commission.
I agree, it's much too expensive to invest in if it isn't going to work. Honestly, it it really worked, people would be bouncing off the walls to spread the word, without anything to gain in return. Our doctors would recommend it, it would be on CNN, etc.
My personal advice is to avoid this and all products like it. At the end of the day, successful weight loss is achieved through what we eat and what we expend, and not from weight loss products.
If you get a chance, please browse some of our diet forums to see what works for others. Also check out our Goal forum, which holds success stories. You'll notice that none of them include diet products, just food plans and exercise.