- A generally low standard: Feyman's anecdote. Has anything changed since the 60's?
- An inflated sticker price: A NY Times article explains how textbook publishers are like big pharma.
- Limited content: So learn how to search the interweb!
This is free as in free beer, which addresses point 2. Point 1, the generally low standard, might be helped by more collaborative work on the content, taking a leaf out of the free software movement.
We'll see ...