I think I was lucky in that the Basic Rider Course was the first time that I had ever ridden a motorcycle. If you know anyone looking to get into riding, there is NO better way than to learn it the right way the first time. People who've ridden for years can definately gain from it as well, but it's the newbies who'll reap the biggest rewards. Starting from scratch, I never got a chance to develop so many of the bad habits that some people have. As we all know, on a bike, 9 times out of 10 your body's initial panic reaction is the wrong thing to do. Getting that muscle memory down for the correct technique at the BRC before you learn anything else is really useful.