A while back I got the urge to buy a gorillapod with ballhead for my dslr because I was excited after viewing some gorillapod sites. I also thought it would be an easy to carry option instead of a normal tripod.
Since then I've never ever used it, except to take it out of the box at home. I found the legs to be quite stiff (understandably so, in order to keep it's shape when twisted around objects) which meant it was time consuming to straighten them out again for storage, handling, etc. Also meant the camera wasn't level, although that's what the ball head is for too.
So I'm wondering if there are any people here who regularly use a gorillapod for normal use, or when they travel.
Am I being too fussy? Or do I simply need to be more patient and learn a few tricks on how to use and handle it?