My Wife, Daughter and I all have our licenses. My Daughter got her Tech before she was 14. We first decided to take our tests because, in power outages from Hurricanes and bad storms etc.. Cel towers become over utilized and trying to carry on a conversation can be close to impossible. Cb's are a problem due to "That Guy" that thinks he has to use an over modulated radio with an amplifier to talk to someone around the block. Luckily that guy isn't always there.. Cb's are a big win in a traffic pileup on the interstate. They will pass on information about the incident. You often won't find another ham in a case like this. We also use handhelds when we go skiing/snowboarding/biking etc. Frs becomes a problem because other users don't give a crap if you are already using that channel because that's the one they always use at home. FRS is great for traveling talking between vehicles. Just my 2 cents. They all have good and bad points. Ham/aprs is great for emergency coms. it gives other members in your group a way to track you. And have a really good idea of your location. <- there is pro's and con's here also. Like anything else you can't completely rely on one tool.