Edit: Went ahead with the update and it worked out perfectly. No issues and it flies great. Thanks everyone. ---- I am new to this hobby and I have my first Phantom coming in today from the $799 deal on ebay. I have been researching everything and I have found a lot of controversy about the firmware and the ill effects of attempting updates. A lot of people seem to either brick their phantoms with failed updates or cause all sorts of problems afterwards. However the official "responsible" thing is to update it when I get it and make sure everything is the latest. It seems there are camps on each side that advocate for or against updates. I'm not sure what version mine will be when I get it (maybe another ebay deal person can tell me?), but there is a new 1.7 version out and I'm tempted to get it done right away. So what side do you fall on and what is your reasoning? Can I get away with leaving everything outdated? Or is that ill advised?