I think an approach you can take is to first assess the method overall and ask yourself: "what goal is this method designed to reach?"
When you have an idea of the method's goal you can better fit it into your own plans and goals.
Sometimes you see a resource like (made up title) 100 ii-V-I licks. Things like that certainly present technical challenges. If you want to practice pure technique, it could be useful.
Another resource may teach about understanding chord tones in progressions as a path to improvisation. This is a more abstract approach that can be applied to any progression. The focus is less about technical performance, but rather about how chords and melody relate.
Some methods teach how to play from a lead sheet. You get some accompaniment patterns, maybe some tips for how to embellish a line, etc. The goal is about starting to build a repertoire of songs, and quickly get up to speed to actually play a song (even if it isn't a breathtaking improvisation.)
You could go on and on describing the focus of different methods. But the point is to make this kind of assessment of the method and then decide how you want to use it, or if you want to use it at all.
I can share a personal anecdote. For a long time I was try to learn from "book of licks" type resources and making no progress from it. Then I tried some lessons about walking bass and comping (piano) and suddenly I felt like I was making music! It made me realize my actual goal wasn't improvising crazy lines, but laying down the foundation of a song.
Maybe you need to match up goals for what is important to you.