Not really. I started quite a while ago and the field has blossomed. For about $500 US you can get the BIGY from FTDNA and find out all kinds of things about your lineage and yourself. It will even tell you (if you want to know) what you have the probability of getting physically. I don't really want to know that as I have a tendency to worry about stuff already. I have a papertrail back to 1725 in Italy but wanted to know where our family originally came from. Its well worth the effort and a great hobby to get into. Here is the link to a paper I co-wrote. There are many forums to participate in and you meet folks from all over the world. Example is the paper below. He is a scientist from Azerbaijan.