PolarBear - If you don't mind me asking, where are you located?
I may stand corrected on this, but I believe that most of the centres that I have heard closed were in the US. Most were Pure Weight Loss, although a few LAWL have closed as well. I personally have not heard of any centres closing in Canada. However, that is not to say that the potential does not exist, as it exists with any business. Personally, I feel that the benefits of the program and what I have got out of it, far outweight the risk of the centre closing.
superstar - I also am in Alberta, and the centres if Edmonton, Calgary and Red Deer are all currently rolling out the new programs. You are correct, LA Express is for the first 4 weeks and is very limited. However, I personall was given the choice to go on LA Express or just go on the regular program, and was told that anyone who had been on the program for a while would be given the choice, but that for new people LA Express would be mandatory. I personally need the options of the regular program, but will try to follow the choices of LA Express as much as possible (they gave me both books).
Plan 4 with Lites
Started LAWL March 19, 2007, Recomitted August 4, 2008