Wow, that is awesome if the camera will serve you that long. This is my first gopro so hoping it does work for a long time. The reason I was so interested i the 7 black was for the hypersmooth. I don't add any gimbal and the hypersmooth has not disappointed.unless it is revolutionary changes, no need to regret 7 to 8. I got my 7 in March, think it will serve me well for a while, prior for me was the 3+ and before that was the original pre-HD hero. My going rate I expect to be back in the market for the 10 or 11.
Your option.agree completely but the original question was whether to ditch the 7 for the 8. The new features are not must haves over the 7 is all I was saying.