This was my first time using a GoPro, or any camera or video editing software. I was amazed at how easy it was to learn, film with, and edit. I put this video together in about 2 1/2 days and probably spent about 2-3 hours editing.
You can get started with the camera almost right away, you just need to charge it and get an SD card. (Make sure to get a "Class 10" SD card, the GoPro user manual explains what you need so that it is very easy to find) The "quick-start guide" has everything you need to understand the basics and get out taking some great shots.
The ability to connect to the wifi remote or my iPhone, so that I could control stop and start and watch immediate video playback, blew my mind. It is easy and quick to set up. This is an incredible feature when not near a computer because you can instantly see if your shots are turning out the way you want. Plus you can set the camera up and start recording with a touch of your phone, which is a great convenience for when you are not right near the camera or need both of your hands.
I just used the free software that is offered on the GoPro website and, again, was surprised out how short the learning curve is. Snipping video, adding music and text, creating scene transitions and fades could not have been easier. Figuring out how to use slow motion or speed the scene up was a little more work but still super simple.
All-in-all this is an incredible little device. It was very easy and fun to use, and it makes everything you do look about 100 times cooler. I am not, by any means, a technology type of guy and was able to get a video up online in just a weekend. GoPro can and should be used by anyone that does anything worth filming.