I originally bought my Blue Yeti as a microphone to use when streaming games on twitch.tv. As I started getting into producing I really wanted to start singing and recording some of my own lyrics. I then remembered that I had the yeti on my gaming computer and quickly brought it over to my MacBook Pro. This thing is great! Pretty good quality recordings and does great for an intro level setup. I could have bought something else but honestly this is all I need!
People always talk smack about USB mics but this mic is amazing. I record stuff and people be like, "Yo. What studio you go to? This is DOPE!" Its like 4 mics in one and all of them suit a purpose and suit it well. If you've tried one and didn't like it, you probably did it wrong.
The Blue Yeti is almost a standard for every Youtuber. Everyone who has seen Let's Plays or any animators, or even voice actors and podcasters has either seen one or used one before, and for good reason. At the price point, you can get better sound, but it has so many features that it's a hard one to pass up.
One thing I don't like about it is the fact that no matter how well you acoustically treat your room, it'll still have a mysterious reverb problem. There's definitely better out there, but this gets my safe recommendation that everyone should at least try it.
I picked up my Yeti about a year ago, to this day it performs perfectly. It is such an amazing microphone that is affordable. Performs great at everything overall.
Replaced my Blue Snowball with one of these, I've only had it for a few days and I'm really impressed with it. Mute button is a huge plus so I dont have to turn the mic on and off via software, the version i have came with iZotope nectar and some Presonus DAW for 20 bucks more then usual. I havent used either yet.