This is my first quad and I must say, the learning curve is a little steep. I've been practicing a lot with it and it's not that bad to fly now, but in the beginning it was a little hard. A friend has a Blade 350 QX, which is much better for a beginner. The QR X350 is probably a mid level quad. It is fun to fly, and it does do what it's supposed to do. Make sure that you have the latest firmware. Many videos on Youtube on how to do that. I've taken some good videos with my GoPro 3. The quad doesn't vibrate in flight to cause the "Jello" effect on the camera. I do recommend it and atomik-rc had a great deal after the new year. 40% off and free shipping. Cheaper than anywhere!!!