There are two competing opinions when it comes to National Novel Writing Month: it's either the greatest thing to ever grace the internet or it's a disgrace to writers everywhere.
In complete fairness, it is probably both.
But that's not what you're asking here. Should I try this? Is it worth thirty days of hell to acquire fifty thousand words more questionable in quality than that month-old sandwich in my fridge?
I respond with a resounding yes, but that's because it was completely worth it for me, as a high school junior just discovering what writing could be. If any of these scenarios sound familiar, NaNo will be worth it for you, too.