Yes, I'm one of those........a noob. I caught this bug to try some aerial photography and video. I will retire in the next year or two and the wife insists I find a hobby. I don't wish to play with a "starter" drone because I'm a believer that if it's cheap and doesn't do a good job, it spoils the interest. I'm no nutball so I think I will do fine with the P4 in hand holding mode. I'm hoping manufacturing has matured by now on the P4 so I wanted some opinions on where to purchase. I am in NC, USA. The best deal I can get is through DJI. They offer 10% off with educational discount making the P4 with an extra battery $1322 and no tax or shipping. I have not seen any deal close to this. Is DJI that hard to deal with in case of return/RMA that should drive me to pay much more? I can get these at my local Best Buy as well as local Apple store but that means $270 or so more. Is buying direct somehow "risky"? Thanks in advance for your opinions.