These days, I know a lot of people who are going back into music. Few of them with the lofty aspirations many of us may have had when we were kids but just to enjoy themselves - to play music with friends and family and see where it may take them. Of these, many are singers, and they need good microphones venues do not always provide. The shure sm7b at gc is a great one to carry around, just in case. Otherwise, you may end up with an inferior sound due to stock equipment.