I stumbled across this on amazon and immediately said I NEED THIS. After doing some research and looking at youtube I realize this is new technology and will take a while to sort out the bugs. I am not so much concerned about the "jelly" that people complain about as that can be easily/cheaply fixed, I am more concerned about the crashes and flying away never to be recovered. I see alot of videos or reviews labeled something like Phanton crash, GPS fail, etc. Are these cases probably novice users in the wrong mode? taking the phantom up in strong winds? trying to fly through a Jungle? or in a poor GPS area? or does this thing randomly freak out every once in a while even if you are careful? I already have a GoPro2 so that takes away a little of the cost (even though I will probably upgrade to the 3 at some point) but still to think about investing $500 bucks in a device that can be trashed in seconds is somewhat disconcerting. Are there different version numbers or everything has been the same so far. Do they do firmware updates on these? p.s. I am a commercial airline pilot for a living so I think I might be slightly more disciplined/skilled than a novice who does not know how to read a winds aloft report and takes the Phantom up a thousand feet into 50kt winds and watches it go bye bye.