I love my GoPro. I don't base jump, or skydive, or surf. I don't drive a race car or ride my mountain bike down steep wooded trails. I still have a 1st-generation HD Hero...I'll probably upgrade to the recent Black version soon (or hold out for 4K?), but until then (and probably even after then) I have found many uses for this thing in my everyday life and on vacations. This is a great camera, shoots 1080p video, big wide fisheye lens, durable, waterproof, affordable, simplistic and easy to use. For $15, get a plastic pistol-grip handle for it.