HTC One - To root or not

As of tomorrow I will be the owner of a silver HTC One.

It will be my third Android and whilst I previously flash a stock version of Gingerbread to my Nexus One back in the beginning; I have never done anything further.

With my HTC One due tomorrow and no worry about losing data from having to wipe it, I am questioning should I give rooting a go?

So has anyone got tips, recommendations, warning stories?