Which is an Apple product, ...
... meaning the tutorial videos hosted on Vimeo, which is a IAC product, ...
Why would you hold Trimble Navigation responsible for another company's products (and failures) ?
(Your mode of thinking is like saying we should charge you with auto theft because your neighbor down the street stole someone's car.)
I'm not sure what "other pricey programs" means ? But, the world will not end if you decide not to use SketchUp.
Also, you may not be aware the SketchUp team has tutorial videos posted to their YouTube channel. The YouTube player (I think is Flash-based and ) might work for you on Safari:
There is an old saying,... "Give credit where credit is due."
But the inverse is also true.
If you are to fire off critiques, make sure your firing in the correct direction.
@MrRules, You've missed the target twice above (at least.)