I've been using a VPN for years and its made me feel very safe and its been extremely usefull for gaming!
Its easy to change my region from US to EU or Japan with a click on the application and its also made it so I could access some games earlier because they released at different times worldwide.
It also protects you against DDOS attacks, hackers and it makes downloading various types of content much safer since you are harder to track.
Personally I wouldn't want to do the things I do on the internet unless I was hidden.
Maybe its because I work for a department where we track internet use online or maybe its just because I find the internet a much less safe place then you? Or maybe you didn't even know what a VPN is, well I would advice googling it.
Either way, vote away!
"A VPN accomplishes two things: first, it re-routes all your internet traffic through a server in a location of your choosing, which changes your IP address to one used by hundreds or thousands of other people (assuming your VPN uses shared IP addresses, which most do). This adds a significant layer of anonymity and makes it much more difficult for anyone to track you. Second, a VPN encrypts all your traffic before it leaves your computer. That means your ISP cannot monitor your activity, nor can anyone else. And because all your traffic heads to the VPN server first, ISPs can’t even tell where it’s going.
Using a quality VPN is key; don’t settle for a “free” service or VPNs that log your activity, cap your bandwidth and data, or don’t provide sufficient DNS leak protection. "