Hey Tony, I know this is an old post, but congrats on the passing the MSF course.
I also took it when I first got into riding a couple of years ago. It is money and time very well spent. Even the veteran riders who were in my class said it was well worth it for them as well. They learned new things, and dropped some bad habits they had been doing.
I think everyone even thinking about riding should take this course. I can't recommend it enough.
Here in California, it also gets you a waiver for the DMV road test, which is harder to pass I hear. Then it's just the written test standing between you and your M endorsement.