Spoke to Travis several times before signing up during the elk draw earlier this year. I had only 1 point - NR Hunter Safety Point - at the time. Now I have two points! I also thought it was too good to be true, but they had run the actuaries, and seem to have a good business model. It only takes 18 NR's to cover one $6,000 hunt.
I studied the draw reports, and for the type of hunt I'm shooting for, it makes sense. I'm not buying points 20 years for a shot at the biggest elk in AZ, but hoping for something I could draw in 4-5 years, and a chance at a decent hunt, and decent elk - say 300+.
One thing I'm not sure I studied enough were points required for all the units they guide in. I.E. what if I'm thinking of a unit they don't guide in? Plus, the new draw process changes all the odds anyway. And for somebody with only 2 points, that's a good thing.
I figure even if it takes me 10 years, I get a half-price elk hunt. And I can hide $350 a year in my hunting budget...the wife might notice a $6,000 charge!!