We still use them in church, as I am the head of the audio/visual team, to communicate with stagehands and techies. Also useful on motorcades and when we're out camping. We have about close to a dozen Baofengs in the inventory. Handheld Transceivers (HTs) are best when there's a frequent need to do one-to-many broadcasts in real time. Not to mention their importance during disasters when utility power and/or the cellular infrastructure are compromised. I was also a Ham on 2m back in my high school days, sporting an Icom 02N and 02AT HTs coupled to a 5W to 80W linear amp, and a 28H in my dad's car. Speaking of cars, it was a 5-dr Toyota Starlet with a semi-souped up 4K engine (originally had a 3K engine). Which brings me to another piece of tech I wish didn't went out.... RWD hatchbacks! How's that for a segway?