I am not hooked on selfies, but my I would love to get a pic of myself WITH my surroundings since I am a truck driver. Its very hard to get someone to take a pic of me when I am alone ALL the time. I am really happy to have found this post. THX OP.
I don't really use mine for selfies but for getting better camera angles like shooting over crowds. I find it's also quite good if you like shooting walking-Hyperlapse, The handle on the stick is more comfortable to hold compared to hand-holding the smartphone.