i think they are still offering the Miller jacket with the kit, that make's it a super deal.
its a lot of stuff for the $$ no question.
you can also download the Miller TIG book free at there info section mentioned above. the TIG book also comes in the student pack, its easyer to have a hard coppy.
defenetly to read all ya can, unforchenetly most of the books you find in box stores are garbage and too much $$ to start with. maybe check the library.

all the reading is great but seeing is a big help, the corse will realy help, even if you think you have the hang of it.