When I first started taking a sutta class at the vihara back in the 90s I was a student with a part time job. I *think* the Middle Length Discourses cost about $70 then, about two weeks worth of groceries for me. Decades later with a real salary and Amazon in all its glory I picked it up painlessly. Haven't read it yet!
. I think things were the way they should have been. The kindness of my classmates making photocopies for me when I had the interest and the time was something I treasure until this day.
I'm thinking about doing "a sutta week", since I have the book. Have to sort out my schedule first.