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Another vote for Ben Willmore, but with a caveat. He's good, concise, and does not tend to repeat himself. So, a beginner watching him for the first time won't catch everything he says. Maybe I'm a little slow, but I benefited most from watching him twice and a third time.
Julieanne Kost is also very good, concise, and easy to understand. Her short soundbite instructions are great - nice clear female voice.
I'd save Aaron Nace and Lindsay Adler for later, since they are more specialized. Aaron for creative stuff like compositing and Lindsay for portrait retouching.
I agree. Ben knows so much that it can get overwhelming. But that's why I like the Creative Live classes. Once you purchase it (and believe me, it's worth purchasing), you download it and you own it. You can watch it as many times as you want, over and over and over. I run the video on one machine and stop and "rewind" a lot while practicing the skills on another machine. Another reason I like Ben is that he doesn't just give you a "recipe," he explains why to do something, so you can think it through.
I like Julieanne too. Probably the best "free" tutorials I've seen.
I am not familiar with the other two names.