I think 148 lessons is a bit too much by the time you add tests every 4th lesson. The only way a student can finish this in a year is if they test on the same day they do a lesson. :-( Having said that, I think Saxon, especially with the DIVE CD's that help explain difficult concepts is the best math available at this point!
Great package!! Only thing missing is the in depth answer book that goes over every problem in detail. Other than that, it's a great deal. I've started the first couple chapters,and the content so far is Algebra 2 review. Recommended.