At the worst it gets you into the head of Hollywood Cinematographers and what they have to deal with. At best it puts any head to head camera test I've seen to shame. If you're even remotely interested in the technology of digital video you have to see it.
Interesting to see how film did OK in some some tests, but was destroyed in others.
'Game changer' is an apt description. If even to have opened the eye's and minds of trad shooters to the potential of the 'moving media'. In the last 6 months I have now shot over 6 different projects that have been broadcast on state and national media. 7 months ago I didn't know where to find the record button on my 5dm2.
Mind you, I've a reasonable network and a solid 10 years of pro shooting under my belt.
BUT a DSLR is just the start of a 'shooting rig', think things like shoulder rig, follow focus rig, matt box, and a separate monitor is not a bad idea either... Oh, and don't forget a really good tripod...
And I haven't even started with sliders etc
That being said though, after shelling out the $$, it's still about 1/10th of what you would of paid for a competitive outfit 6ish years ago.