I took an advanced Team Oregon class last summer, and I had a blast. First we had some great teachers there (including a certain long standing high ranking figure of the IB community that happens to be a coworker of mine as well), and second I took the class in the Medford area instead of close to Portland, simply because I had heard that the track was supposed to be a little bigger and therefore just a little higher speed on average. So I made a nice weekend out of it.
My reason for joining the class were especially to get better (or less fearful of - too much respect for the heft) with leaning the big pig and also slow speed maneuvering (the throttle control part). The slow speed simply got better during the day. There is a lot to be said to be simply able to repeat the same corners over and over...
It was a hot day which meant sweat, but also excellent grip, and there were a few folks there that should have maybe had a beginners course instead (one girl dropped a nice red Honda Interceptor she had borrowed from a friend just for this class - ouch, but that was the only drop we had), but mostly folks had their basic skills down.
The 2 biggest things I got out of the class is that
1) I had forgotten how important it is to TRULY look THROUGH the next curve, instead of getting side tracked all the time. I thought I did it right, but as it turned out I really had forgotten how to do it right. That simple little thing ended up completely cleaning up my lines. No need to think about apexes etc. after that!
2) I got completely comfortable with the heft of my FJR after riding pillion behind an instructor on his ST1300. He whipped that thing through the curves fully loaded 2-up, and one handed with the pegs scraping every single time. He needed the other hand to touch the apex flags in the curves for emphasis
At the end of this class I did the same thing, scraping my pegs and touching the flags at the apex. If he could do that with a 2 up ST, then I can fricken do that with my FJR!!!
Come to think of it, I had so much fun I think I'll take it again later this year. And I'll probably go down to Medford again as well.
EDITED TO CORRECT MSF TO TEAM OREGON