I'm not perfect. Today I shall confess sins.
I often times autopilot empty pods for neutral alt characters that I am sending across the galaxy to do various things that I need.
Today, while doing so, it was suggested that I get into a shuttle because the route I was taking was camped with -10 pod poppers. These are people that wait for autopiloting pods and pew them for fun and tears. Even if you don't cry, it can be a great inconvince.
Normally I just dock for a noobship. However, he told me to go and get a shuttle. I groaned, looked on the market and debated shuttles. Unlike almost everything else, shuttles do not require a racial skill to fly. Therefore I picked by the only sensible method. Which one was the most attractive.
- The Minmatar one looked like a confused inspect.
- The Amarr one had bulbous weirdness.
- The Caldari one appeared to be a confused fish hybrid.
- The Gallante one was just right.
It was empty. I cheerfully puttered from one part of the universe to the next consolidating my industrial assets and contracting them for a move to a new home system. It was fun in this useless scrap of fast metal.
Its like a cheap go-kart.
Edited to Add:
Detta is like, "You forgot to add that shuttles have a 500ms sub warp speed a 6au warp speed and a 1.5 second align time."
All that means its very fast for getting to from point A to point B. Speed won't always save you. A instalocking thrasher locks in under a second and a smart bomb sucks no matter what. Shuttles have a lot of value but there are plenty of shuttle kill mails with large ISK amounts in them. Don't be silly, just have fun with the go-kart.