I think the content was on the mark for the target audience. It may be rather simple in the grand scheme of things, but it's great information for those looking to either break into security or move beyond an entry-level role.
Like Hayabusa, I also found the background information to be interesting. And like you both, I don't have a degree either. I started bout 14 years ago and may even finish next year, but it hasn't held me back.