Many times I have seen people (and yes, been guilty of) filming an experience rather than actually experiencing it. It can be as though you aren't even there, if you're peering at your daughter's birthday party through a viewfinder the whole time.
Glenn Reid, the programmer who, at Apple 10 years ago, wrote the original iMovie:
'Plant a seed for a tree you'll never sit under.'
Why do YOU shoot video? Part of my own mission as media maker is not to disengage myself from being there while still documenting. The cellphone capable of video makes that possible. A beta N96 phone makes its way to me in short order. The video quality improves every year.