If you're just getting one to have one, sure, why spend more than you have to. A lot of hams are successful getting them programmed eventually and using them.
'91 Pickup - Imelda
'08 Tacoma TRD
'09 Kawasaki KLR650
'12 Gunnar Rockhound 29
"To live is to suffer, to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering." -- Friedrich Nietzsche