You don't belong in law school if you refuse to at least CONSIDER it.
So many good things in your comments, but this is the best! My school is very pro-barbri. We have several ex-barbri instructors working on campus. You'd think our law program was sponsored by barbi. When I began to talk to the lonely Themis and Barmax reps, I was met with literal anger from fellow students. I found an utter lack of willingness to even discuss the matter. The response was religious zealotry. "Lalala I can't hear you!"
I was told EVERYONE here takes barbri and I'd be the only one not doing it. For me, that's reason enough to not take barbri. So, this year, our pass rate was abysmal. Lower than the state average (CA). When I asked these students how barbri was working out, of course they blamed Themis and Kaplan... Not but 3 weeks ago 95% of students at my school were taking barbri. Now, according to the reps, they pretend it's more like 70%. The Themis, Barmax, and Kaplan people confirm that our school is closer to 95% barbri, higher than most other schools. Guess what, barbri folk, you bear a fair bit of responsibility for the pass rate, like it or not.
I went with Themis because of the price - barbri could not justify the 300% increase in price, and because I prefer to study alone, far aware from the panic and stress of other students. What really got me about Themis, though, is their philosophy is the only one that takes into account modern understanding of human learning. They built their program on studies reflecting how our minds gain and retain knowledge. Hint: it isn't 3 hours of video in a row. It was started by a high-up who left barbri, so the foundation is no different. Just newer methodology without a history of collusion and predatory tactics.
Regarding discounts for those that asked, check with your reps but there are a few. Themis may refund your barbri deposit. They have public interest discounts and discounts for referrals. Once I knew I wanted Themis, I attended our school's auction and won mine for $250. I lost my $250 barbri deposit, because I got suckered in as a frightened first year, but I didn't lose another $3750.
I take the July 2013 bar, so my results are about a year away. I will repost when I get them, though. I liked Themis for MPRE study and passed it without any issues, so I am pretty sure I'll like it for the bar.