You raise a good point. I concede. In my opinion everyone who wants to do well should look at all commercially available outlines, and then decide what works best for them. I own all of the E and Es. I even use them from time to time. Did they help me? I doubt it. Did they hurt me? Absolutely not. My philosophy was to use everything I possibly could. I didn't overlook any resource.
I would recommend E and E for torts. BUT I would rely more on Hazards Understanding series. The E and E hypos just really bore the crap out of me. I probably read most of them with the exception of their (mostly) rediculous hypos. Occasionaly I was surprised by a hypo here and there, but they are not the best supplement in my opinion.
Please - OLs from here on, don't regard what I say as advice. I will only tell you what worked for me and what didn't. YOU will need to find out what works for you.
thanks for clarifying bro.
TBH I am not saying that the E&E was the end all be all of law school, because it certainly wasn't and I would be misrepresenting if I said it was. BUT I did find them helpful (granted, in conjunction with what I was studying, and BTW crim law E&E is a waste of FUCKING MONEY) but it's not like the ONLY supp I used was the E&E I used many (although, I only used the understanding series for property (BARELY) and crim law (which is truly amazing, probably one of the best supps on the market)). I am not an E&E troll like Arrow, but, they are definitely helpful 0Ls.
Also, I would like to admit the reason I am so sensitive about the subject is because I relied heavily on TLS advice threads when i was a 0L to learn about the process (granted I developed my own style once I got in a groove) but I don't want any potential 1Ls to be like "well, bean was top 2% and didn't use the E&Es and then finish median. Not to say that you can't overstudy and burn out; YOU CAN. unless you are inhuman. Be careful. But yeah, I would like to help people rather than hurt them.