Its definetly a good idea to have around but it can sometimes be hard to build 1. Amongst all my camera equipment, they're all large SLRs so I don't have much of an opportunity to take pictures of what I've done. Then to print them takes ink, I rarely ever print stuff and don't like the idea of spending $40 to get all the colors plus $10 on good glossy paper. Guess thats what Walmart is for. Just remember to take lots of snap shot so you can choose which picture will do you justice.