An insulin pump is to diabetes what a gear box is to an engine.
It's a smooth and accessible interface to a situation that doesn't enjoy going at either 0 mph or 100 with no good way of knowing at what point in-between you will speed to.
The low and continuous amounts of insulin also mean you can just unplug the device whenever you want as well. Something you can't do with a huge shot of lantus that is in there for the duration no matter what you're doing.
It's an excellent time to get in on pumping as well due to the same winning fight against having insurance companies admit to the benefits of continuing glucose monitors.Again, there's some hurdles to leap over before they'll 'allow' this, but it's another giant step in the right direction to a normal and healthy life.
In my case some night time lows were all it took.