Thanks for posting that windsuks. Casey Neistat's reviews are usually pretty honest and straightforward.
I actually pulled the trigger last night on a Hero 7 Black. After watching Casey's review, DC Rainmaker's and Mic Begisma's all very positive review I thought I'd gamble on one. The other nice thing is if you get it off of GoPro's website they'll give you $100 discount off the 7 Black if you trade in ANY old GP or digital camera*. So it was a happy moment to box up my bricked original Hero and send that POS back to them for $100.
They even pay the freight to get it back.
So $299 for a new gimbal-less action cam that works with my GP Smart remote, my editing software, (big strike for me with the Rylo) line mount and all the other GP accessories it just made the most sense. (plus I had about $250 in credit card points my wife wasn't aware of....)
I'll guinea pig it for Kiteforum.
*original retail over $100