Here's the thing.
Some people have probably gotten so much value form Scheinfeld's work that they would love the opportunity to get emails, offers, discounts, etc. He makes a lot of money from his work, his Phase 2 Community... but he's involved in it and from what I understand he has tons of videos and audio that are available to people who pay for it. And the price is so high you probably wouldn't purchase them unless you were already busted loose.
I mean there are people probably tripping over themselves to join that community, and just can't wait to give the guy more money. So it really comes down to your perspective.
I think all the free "gifts" that have come from having both books have been fine, I thought the bonus chapters were great, had lots of value. I think the free audios have been very helpful as well.
Just comes down to your relationship with money and business. Do you think it's ok for people to earn money for their work and to market themselves?
And he talks about this in the book--he says you might think I'm full of crap and you might think I'm a charlatan or something. If so that's fine, that's where you are.