I just wanted to post about Jonathan Strange, aka Maniacal, and his ShredTraining lessons, books and downloads. I found Jonathan right here on a MGO thread about alternate picking. I contacted him for Skype lessons and have been insanely pleased ever since.
In just a short time, my technique, esp. picking and legato, have improved immensely. Also, I'm playing songs and licks that I had all but given up on. And we haven't even scratched the surface on other techniques.
I was skeptical about Skype lessons having taken some with another teacher who was easily distracted and sometimes less that attentive. That's not the case here.
So, if you want some lessons, hit him up at the ShredTraining site or on these boards. Or, if you're looking for some instructional books or downloads or videos, he's got those too.