First of a huge thanks to everyone who participates in these forums. My goal is to do some golf course flyovers, photography, etc. Trust me..I spent atleast 20-30 hours on these forums, reading, studying and asking questions. Even when I bought the quad I felt like I was over my head. SO A MASSIVE THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO ANSWERS/PARTICIPATES HERE. To the newbies out there...wrap your head around as much as you can but do feel overly intimidated so much so that you cannot take the plunge. I had no idea what the software was and all the mumbo jumbo about gains/calibrations. I figured it out in a few hours last night (the whole thing, setup, software, remote, upgrades). I just took each step slow and it was a lot easier than I thought. Truth be told..I couldn't figure out how to turn the battery on until I watched a video...lol. One push checks battery...then hold down until it counts through the bars, release. When I finally heard the music it almost brought tears to my eyes.. (ok..slight exaggeration) I am fairly knowledgeable in the tech world...but the RC world is a greek language. Setup of the gimbal was a breeze (although it probably took me any extra 10 minutes because I watched the video 6 times in fear of screwing anything up) Hooking up to the computer is as simple as downloading the software..making sure you have batteries in everything then following directions. If you are on the fence or something is holding you back (beyond the $)...pick your platform and jump on in. (not as scary as I thought) Way too much info..but here was my thinking on the platform and why it was the BEST CHOICE FOR ME. I bought a quad (xproheli) 1 1/2 years ago and the thing was way over my head. (you need to be a RC junkie or maybe the perfect model after you mastered the phantom) I sold it and was pissed I didn't even get a single photo in the air. The Phantom 1 looked intriguing but people had to do way to much out of the box tinkering to make video look good. (atleast that was my opinion 14 months ago) I really liked the simplicity of the Vision but just felt the video quality of the P2 with a gopro 3 or 3+ was way better. (I do not want to start the war here but I even saw photos from the Adobe guy and he had to stitch a ton of vision photos together in RAW to do what I hope to achieve). Looks like he did the same with the gopro (non raw). If I am going to stitch photos together to have beautiful panoramas then the camera is a wash. If I wanted video...the p2 route was way better. Plus I figure we are just months away from the gopro 4 (just a hunch). I wanted a platform independent of a camera. I did not want to be married to a 1st generation camera. The vision camera is ok but a lot of photos are grainy. Yes the photos in the air and FVP and iPhone integration is cool...but somewhere at gopro they are fixing the interference issues or someone is building an app for the P2. If not...pushing record and flying is not the worst thing in the world. In time, I will buy a first person view (FVP) setup or hope a ipad/iPhone app will come down the pike. Thanks again...can't wait to fly today! I am heading over to a golf course (we are under snow)...so it should be a safe place to fly. Brian.