Nice informative post and I agree with it for the most part. I would definitely recommend Pimsleur for anyone who’s new to learning a language. I’ve finished it in various languages already and I would say overall it’s good for what it is. Does it make you fluent? No, of course not. No course does. However, it does give you a good solid foundation in grammar that you can build up upon. The vocabulary is lacking of course, but then you can easily learn vocabulary outside of the app, so that’s not a problem. Most importantly though, is that it’s all audio, which I love because I can multitask. Time is precious and it’s hard to find the time to sit down and learn because we’re all busy.