Yes, it is cheaper. I used just CLP's bible and hated it. I do like Abeka and have used it but there is alot of busy work. I just sold k5-3rd grade and do not like it.
Yes, Abeka does keep them busy. I want something that will keep my daughter busy for a while. We are probably going to school 3-4 days per week and use the other 2 specifically for learning outside of the classroom. I know that their program is based on 5 days per week, but I want homeschooling to be fun for her.