I’m 67 years old. No RC or flight experience. I ordered my Phantom in Mid October 2013 from B&H. Received it a week later; shortly before version 1.1 came out. Dual centering sticks. One compass. I watched videos at DJI.com and YouTube.com. Did the compass dance and took off. Just like they said; practically flew right out of the box. I’ve enjoyed more than 2 dozen very satisfying flights. Been out and up to limits of my eyesight. Some night flying. Impressed the hell out of my neighbors. Two “hard” landings but, no other mishaps. More fun than I’ve ever had for less than $500. My question: Considering the difficulties some people have had with firmware updates, and considering that I don’t really “need” an update for any specific purpose, wouldn’t it be wise for me to wait until I need a calibration before I attempt it? I may never need it. "Leave well enough alone" comes to mind. I’m sure thousands of people will be receiving Phantoms for Christmas and will be asking themselves the same question. My comment: I am so impressed with the assistance and support that many people on this forum freely provide to other phantom owners. I’m sure that a lot of desperation and frustration are alleviated by the selfless service of these guys. I’m sure that I will need help too, one day, but not today.