I am not a Larvel coder so cannot comment on that.
What I can say is I have looked at a lot of systems, self hosted and SAAS, and paid quite a bit to buy access to a few that I never used - because I decided I wanted more control over my course materials.
I came to the conclusion that I should just create my own system - when I saw TutorPro Gold. I had looked at TutorPro before, and liked the 'look' of the Gold edition.
I had an installation question which was answered very promptly, and an error which was easily solved by clearing my browser cache.
I have created a few test courses and it has worked for me so far, and so I am very pleased. :-)
So, if you wish to get past the constant worry over what font to use or what layout works best - then accept the design decisions within TutorPro Gold - create your courses and get around to making some sales out of what you've learnt.
Good luck in all your ventures