Whenever somebody does something well, I tend to get excited. Shawn Hesketh and the videos of WP101 are an example, and for anyone new to WordPress, these videos will help you learn. WPTuts+ has helped bring them to anyone for no cost to the viewer.
WPTuts+ Basix Training
Although the WP101 Video Library is reserved for monthly subscribers, WPTuts+ has purchased the same set from WP101 and is sharing it in their WP101 Basix Training. You can watch and learn from all 17 videos for free. Check it out.