I do a little video work filming birthdays or shows sometimes. I always rent a Canon GL2 but I'm planning to purchase my own professional camcorder soon. I'm wondering is it worth buying the GL2? I know it came out 6 years ago so are there better and newer models for the same price point? HD is a bonus but only secondary to my uses considering its price. hard drive cams looks cool but I don't know if they're big enough to replace the 60 minutes you get with mini DVs and worth the premium.