I used to hand catch every flight. It seemed easy enough and the DJI Phantom 3 hovers so well that I was never afraid of a malfunction. But I also erroneously believed that if I were to touch a propeller it would just get obstructed and stop (similar to what happens with my cheap drones). But I was looking through some pictures of people who got cut up from props and it was enough to scare me...no more hand catching. I don't feel like getting stitches on my arm or face, etc. I'm also going to be moving to carbon enforced props soon so even less reason to hand catch. I don't like landing in grass though because the moisture gets on the camera lens, etc. so maybe I'll construct a landing / takeoff pad from a box or something like that. Do most of you still hand catch?