Thanks for starting this thread. I'm in a similar position. Everyone talks about their GPS but i'm wondering if they are really useful or just a whiz bang look what I can do toy.
I've talked to people who have let them direct them and they been taken off the tar etc which is not how they wanted to travel.
I avoid cities if possible and find that you can usually get directions from a service station if looking for an address ( especially if they sell directories - just a quick peek
I suppose I am a bit of a troglodite when it comes to technology.
Can some one give me a solid reason to spend $500 odd bucks on one?