Then you might want to check out The Unofficial Apple Weblog's Gift Guide for Amateur Video Producers.
Relatedly, even though I can record video on my digital camera as well as my iPhone, I still want a Flip. I rationalize it by arguing that it has better audio.
I was having trouble finding the link for IRT: The Institute for the Recruitment of Teachers. IRT is a great prep program for underrepresented minority undergrads so that they can get into graduate school in selected fields. The link here is mostly for my own use so I can find it again.