... My experience as a flashaholic gifting dozens of various types of lights from button cell (100s) to E05 to LD01 to LD15 to TK1 and other brands has been frankly discouraging over the years ....
I usually give people either E01's or Ultrafire K10's, each around $12. If they don't like/use them, I'm not out much, and it's all the same to me. And if they really like those lights, then I will gift them up the food chain to better lights like the I3 or BA10. A few people like my dad the electronics engineer get more sophisticated 18650 lights with batteries and charger.
Yeah, its good to start out simple and cheap when buying the initial LED lights for first timers, because some people have some serious difficulties with semi-complex lights! I thought the BC-10 would be perfect because its so simple to operate, just push the button, and if you want it brighter, then twist the bezel a little, and voila! Thats all the complexity to that light.........But....I later noticed that 2 of the people I gave them to hadnt figured out the process of turning the bezel! They thought it was 1 mode only, even though it came with instructions, and I explained it to them after gifting it. But they thought it was bright in low, so when I turned the bezel to high, they were really impressed. Now they will probably forget low, and keep it on high, which will run the batteries out in about 1.5 hours.
Imagine gifting a first timer a Zebralight SC600, or some other similarly complex light. Some people would never figure it out!